Author Archives: Rachel Cordasco

Hebrew SFT: An Overview

Overview SFT from Israel is wonderfully diverse, with science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and everything in between. Acclaimed authors like Shimon Adaf, Orly Castel-Bloom, Etgar Keret, Dror Burstein, Ofir Touche Gafla, and Nir Yaniv move easily among genres, blurring boundaries and creating ever-more creative and unexpected stories. Certain themes–nationhood, identity, memory, trauma, family, religion–recur throughout

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Daniel’s Reviews: The Bone Fire by György Dragomán

Daniel Haeusser reviews short works of SFT that appear both online and in print. He is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Canisius College, where he teaches microbiology and leads student research projects with bacteria and bacteriophage. He’s also an associate blogger with the American Society for Microbiology’s popular Small Things Considered. Daniel reads

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Out This Month: May

SHORT STORIES   “Gamma” by Oskar Källner, translated from the Swedish by Gordon James Jones (Clarkesworld, May 1) “The Possibly Brief Life of Guang Hansheng” by Liang Qingsan, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld, May 1)         NOVELS The Shining Sea by Suzuki Koji, translated from the Japanese by Brian

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Yardenne Greenspan on Translating Shimon Adaf

  I’ve been reading the absolutely fantastic Lost Detective trilogy by Shimon Adaf and had the chance to ask its talented translator, Yardenne Greenspan, about her thoughts on translation and on Adaf’s work. Enjoy!         I’ve often been asked how I approach translating different genres, tones, or styles of writing, and I’m

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Review: The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla

Hebrew title: עולם הסוף translated by Mitch Ginsburg Tor Books June 25, 2013 368 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library The World of the End reminds me of the TARDIS: both are larger on the inside than their outside would suggest. By “inside” and “outside,” in terms

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