Author Archives: Rachel Cordasco

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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Review: Fast Forward Japan by Juza Unno

translated by J. D. Wisgo Arigatai Books June 21, 2021 162 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library   Read more about Juza Unno and the translation of these stories here. “Four Dimensional Man” “The World in One Thousand Years” “The Theory of Planetary Colonization” “Mysterious Spatial Rift”

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Out This Month: August

  SHORT STORIES “An Instance” by Mlok 5, translated from the Czech by Julie Nováková (Clarkesworld, August 1).   “The Serpentine Band” by Congyun ‘Mu Ming’ Gu, translated from the Chinese by Tian Huang (Clarkesworld, August 1).     “Now You Feel It” by Andrea Chapela, translated from the Spanish by Emma Törzs (Lightspeed, August).

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Review: Futurespotting by Francesco Verso

various translators Future Fiction March 21, 2021 194 pages grab a copy “Fernando Morales, This is Your Death!” tr. Sally McCorry “Midsummer Future,” tr. Sally McCorry “Italianskij Tikaj Tikaj,” tr. Tom Crosshill “90 Cents,” tr. Sally McCorry “Flush,” tr. Georgia Emma Gili “The Green Ship,” tr. Michael Colbert “Celestial Formatting,” tr. Georgia Emma Gili “The

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Out This Month: July

SHORT STORIES “I’m Feeling Lucky” by Leonid Kaganov, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman (Clarkesworld, July 1)         COLLECTIONS Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung, translated from the Korean by Anton Hur (Honford Star, July ?) Cursed Bunny is a genre-defying collection of short stories by Korean author Bora Chung. Blurring the

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Review: Nova Hellas: Stories from Future Greece

edited by Francesca T. Barbini and Francesco Verso all stories originally written in Greek were translated by Dimitra Nikolaidou and Vaya Pseftaki, except for the last story, which was translated by Stephanie Polakis Luna Press Publishing March 30, 2021 164 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library Contents:

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Flash Fiction From Around the World: “The Lighthouse Keeper” and “Not Tonight”

This is the latest in a series of posts featuring speculative flash fiction in translation. This series highlights both new and established speculative fiction writers from around the world.   Loredano Cafaro lives in the hills of Turin, Italy, with his wife and two children. He is basically a man of few words.   “The

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Out This Month: June

SHORT STORIES “Embracing the Movement” by Cristina Jurado, translated from the Spanish by Sue Burke (Clarkesworld, June 1) “Face Changing” by Jiang Bo, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld, June 1)       “The Chartreuse Sky” by K.A. Teryna and Alexander Bachilo, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman (Asimov’s, May/June)  

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Italian SFT on Three Percent

Chad Post of Open Letter Books and the Three Percent website is launching a new project focusing on translators as curators. During the month of June, I will be partnering with Chad to focus on Italian science fiction in translation.  Through excerpts, profiles, readings, shorter podcasts, movie clips, and more, we will introduce readers to

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