Author Archives: Rachel Cordasco

Out This Month: December

SHORT STORIES   “Other Stories” by Wang Yuan, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld, December 1)         “A Mountain of Dust” by Wanxiang Fengnian, translated from the Chinese by Judith Huang (FSFD, December 15)         REVIEWS   Rachel Cordasco reviewed The Membranes on Strange Horizons    

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Review: The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome by Serge Brussolo

translated by Edward Gauvin Melville House Books January 19, 2016 220 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library   Dredging up ectoplasmic objects from your dreams to sell to art connoisseurs may seem sexy and glamorous, but for David Sarella, it’s grueling work. Like his mother, David has

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Out This Month: November

SHORT STORIES “Lajos and his Bees” by K.A. Teryna, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November/December)         “City of Eternity” by Pan Haitian, translated from the Chinese by Carmen Yiling Yan (Clarkesworld, November 1)           ANTHOLOGIES Sinopticon: New Chinese Science

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Review: The Ark Sakura by Kōbō Abe

translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter first English translation: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988 my version: Penguin Classics Science Fiction, 2020 384 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library   I’ve read much about the great Japanese speculative author Kōbō Abe, but I hadn’t read anything by him. Thanks to

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Out This Month: October

SHORT STORIES   “Legend of the Giant” by Fei Dao, translated from the Chinese by Ken Liu (Clarkesworld, October 1)         COLLECTIONS Everything Good Dies Here: Tales from the Linker Universe and Beyond by Djuna, translated from the Korean by Adrian Thieret (Kaya Press, October 26) The stories brought together in this collection

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REVIEW: ELEMENTAL

I reviewed the wonderful anthology Elemental for Strange Horizons. Here’s an excerpt from the review: Elemental—with stories translated from the Hebrew, Norwegian, Persian, Japanese, Kurdish, German, French, and Polish—is a lovely and sometimes disturbing exploration of the intersection of humanity and nature. This book, according to Two Lines, asks, “How can we understand our complex,

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Out This Month: September

SHORT STORIES “The Winter Garden” by Regina Kanyu Wang, translated from the Chinese by Emily Jin (Clarkesworld, September 1).         COLLECTIONS The Truth and Other Stories by Stanislaw Lem, translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (MIT Press, September 14). Of these twelve short stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, only

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