Category Archives: review

Review: Youth Without Youth by Mircea Eliade

translated by Mac Linscott Ricketts original publication (in Romanian): 1978-79 first English edition: 1988 grab a copy here or through your local independent bookstore or library I’ve been intrigued by Mircea Eliade (1907-1986), the Romanian writer, philosopher, and historian, ever since I dedicated a month to Romanian SFT back in 2021. From what I know

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Review: The Erinys Incident by Tani Kōshū

translated from the Japanese by Simon Varnum original edition: 1983 translated edition: Kurodahan Press, 2018 grab a copy here or through your local independent bookstore or library     Reading The Erinys Incident reminded me that I’m still quite upset about the publisher Kurodahan shutting down. For decades, Kurodahan gave us Anglophone readers a wonderful

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The Moonday Letters by Emmi Itäranta

Daniel Haeusser reviews short works of SFT that appear both online and in print. He is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Canisius College, where he teaches microbiology and leads student research projects with bacteria and bacteriophage. He’s also an associate blogger with the American Society for Microbiology’s popular Small Things Considered. Daniel reads

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Review: The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla

Hebrew title: עולם הסוף translated by Mitch Ginsburg Tor Books June 25, 2013 368 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library The World of the End reminds me of the TARDIS: both are larger on the inside than their outside would suggest. By “inside” and “outside,” in terms

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Review: The Agents by Grégoire Courtois

I recently reviewed The Agents by Grégoire Courtois, translated from the French by Rhonda Mullins, for Strange Horizons. Here’s an excerpt from the review: This question, coming near the end of the French surrealistic science fiction novel, The Agents, encapsulates the entire two-hundred-plus-page journey that is this strange, hypnotic text. While its implications and lessons

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Review: Mirrors of the Sun by Pierre Boulle

This is part of a series on French author Pierre Boulle. Flammarion, 1982 translated by Patricia Wolf Vanguard Press, 1986 183 pages     The novel’s original title, Miroitements, means “shimmer,” which better reflects (pun intended) the core of this story: that something bright and shiny may actually be a dangerous distraction. As in The

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