(first posted on Tor.com 12/7/16) (for a full- and constantly-updated- list, see “Out in 2017”) While 2016 might have been a terrible year in many ways, it was a great year for speculative fiction in translation, and 2017 is on track to be even better! With books (so far) from Italy, France, China, Poland,
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Listen up, because you need to know that some crazy-awesome Spanish speculative fiction is available in English right now. You should be reading it. Space colonies, killer alien bugs, virtual reality…it’s all there. Thanks to editors, bloggers, and translators like Cristina Jurado, Maria Leticia Lara Palomino, Mariano Villareal, Rodolfo Martinez, James and Marian Womack, Sue
Check out Bogi Takács’s great SF in Translation lists on Goodreads! 2016 adult SFF translations into English 2017 adult SFF translations into English
(first posted on Book Riot 8/18/16) For this Women in Translation Month (see Meytal Radzinski’s site for more info on this great effort), I am giving you a list. Not just any list, though. A much needed list of women who write speculative fiction that has been translated into English. Let’s do better for next
(first posted on Tor.com 8/9/16) If you’ve gotten your hands on the latest anthology from Jeff and Ann VanderMeer—The Big Book of Science Fiction (Vintage, July 12)—you’ve seen just how many wonderful stories they’ve included from around the world. So if you’re itching to read more speculative fiction in translation, check out these ten anthologies
(first posted on Tor.com 7/20/16) You might think that speculative fiction in translation is hard to come by in the U.S., and on the surface, that seems true. But if you dig a little deeper (Google, Edelweiss, etc.), you’ll find a number of fantastic-sounding books to keep your SFF-heavy TBR pile stacked way too high.
(first posted on Book Riot 6/22/16) There’s a great big world out there, filled with accomplished authors writing in every language. Speculative fiction is an especially vibrant genre, and with works like Cixin Liu’s award-winning Three-Body Problem garnering much-deserved applause here in the U.S., and multiple anthologies of Spanish-language fiction becoming available, there’s never been