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Review: The Ark Sakura by Kōbō Abe

translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter first English translation: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988 my version: Penguin Classics Science Fiction, 2020 384 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library   I’ve read much about the great Japanese speculative author Kōbō Abe, but I hadn’t read anything by him. Thanks to

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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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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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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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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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Review: ФантАstika: Almanac of Bulgarian Speculative Fiction

various translators Human Library Foundation Introduction by Kalin M. Nenov 2020 510 pages grad a copy here     Read more about this remarkable anthology of Bulgarian speculative stories and art here. The blurb: “ФантАstika: Almanac of Bulgarian Speculative Fiction collects short fiction and novel excerpts originally written between 1978 and 2020 by twenty-four Bulgarian

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Review: BUG by Giacomo Sartori

translated from the Italian by Frederika Randall Restless Books February 2, 2021 320 pages grab a copy here or through your local independent bookstore   So many things happen simultaneously in Bug that, with any other writer, this kind of chaos would veer completely out of control (like a rapidly-developing AI consciousness, perhaps?). Sartori, though,

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Daniel’s Reviews: Rabbit Island by Elvira Navarro

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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