Your weekly dose of SF in translation links: Alvaro Zinos-Amaro’s review of The Twenty Days of Turin in IGMC “Best Czech genre fiction, 2016”– includes two titles that need to be translated into English “The Last Refuge” in Strange Horizons (Spanish SFT) “An Account of the Sky Whales” in Clarkesworld Magazine (Chinese SFT)
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Readers can find plenty of horror fiction on bookstore shelves here in America, but what about horror fiction around the world? What kinds of stories do, for example, Japanese horror/speculative fiction writers gravitate toward when trying to terrify their readers? What differentiates Austrian horror fiction and Mexican horror fiction? Are there any interesting worldwide trends
The world of Finnish speculative fiction is a wonderfully varied one, with authors like Johanna Sinisalo, Leena Krohn, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, and many others pushing the boundaries of the genre and exploring everything from hard sci-fi to the “Finnish Weird.” Philosophical, surreal, haunting: Finnish speculative fiction isn’t afraid to rip away the veil of reality
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction has an impressive history of publishing speculative fiction in translation. Between 1953 and 2017, they have featured 46 such works (noveletes, novellas, short stories). Here is the list from 1953 through 1998. Below, I’ve listed stories published since 1999: “The Carpetmaker’s Son” by Andreas Eschbach, translated by Doryl
Over at Tor.com, you can read my post on an alternate Hugo Awards finalist list that includes some fabulous speculative fiction in translation from 2016. Enjoy!
Over at BookRiot.com, I recommend some awesome Egyptian SF in translation: find it here!
French speculative fiction goes back a long way (see Jules Verne, obviously), but how much do you know about contemporary speculative fiction by French authors? Below are some fantastic books to get you started. And if you’re interested in learning more about the breadth and depth of this tradition, check out Black Coat Press, which
Monster hunters, galactic empires, Nordic princesses, and more: here are six SFF series in translation that you need to check out!
Luckily for us English-language readers, a lot of Japanese speculative fiction has been translated (beyond Haruki Murakami), and it is extraordinary in its depth and breadth. Thanks to many talented translators and to presses like Haikasoru, Kurodahan, Vertical, and others, we can dive into military space-opera epics like Yoshiki Tanaka’s Legend of the Galactic Heroes
So many great sf novels and stories in translation were published in 2016, involving zombies, cyborg turtles, hostile aliens, and much more. But what if you’re really into stories about serious intergalactic travel? Here, I put together a list for you. Some of these stories happen to include space travel, while others revolve around it.