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FEBRUARY “Introduction to 2181 Overture, Second Edition” by Gu Shi, translated from the Chinese by Emily Jin (Clarkesworld). “A Short Biography of a Conscious Chair” by Renan Bernardo, translated from the Portuguese by the author (Samovar). * APRIL “The Librarian and the Robot” by Shi Heiyao, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld). *

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JANUARY Present Tense Machine by Gunnhild Øyehaug, translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson (FSG, January 11) On an ordinary day in Bergen, Norway, in the late 1990s, Anna is reading in the garden while her two-year-old daughter, Laura, plays on her tricycle. Then, in one startling moment, Anna misreads a word, an alternate universe

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JANUARY   The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell (Hogarth, January 12). Mariana Enriquez has been critically lauded for her unconventional and sociopolitical stories of the macabre. Populated by unruly teenagers, crooked witches, homeless ghosts, and hungry women, they walk the uneasy line between urban realism

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From Japan: Manga and Light Novels

          Manga: Japanese or Japanese-influenced comics and graphic novels. Usually printed in black-and-white. See goodreads lists. Light novel: (or Ranobe) is a style of Japanese novel typically not more than 40-50,000 words long, usually published in bunkobon size, and often illustrated. The text is often serialized in anthology magazines prior to

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From China: Wuxia and Xanxia

Interested in learning more about popular Chinese fantasy in translation? Below are definitions and resources to get you started reading wuxia and xianxia.           Definitions The following definitions come from wuxiaworld: wuxia (‘Wu’ and ‘Xia’, which literally mean ‘martial hero’): “Wuxia stories are basically martial arts stories, with an essentially ‘real’

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The Aayakudi Murders by Indra Soundar Rajan

translated from the Tamil by Nirmal Rajagopalan Blaft Publications July 7, 2019 241 pages grab a copy The Aayakudi Murders is the latest work of Tamil SFT from Blaft Publications, which previously gave us three volumes of The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction. Aayakudi is a short and fast-paced supernatural thriller that, on the

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