Polish SFT: Anthologies


The Dedalus Book of Polish Fantasy, edited and translated by Wiesiek Powaga (Dedalus, 1996).

This anthology of fiction traces Polish literature’s extensive and continuing dialogue with the Devil. In nineteen selections from eighteen authors, editor and translator Powoga collects the best representatives of this tradition from the past century.

Stories include:

“Co-existence” by Stanisław Mrożek
“The Lady with the Medallion” by Andrzej Szczypiorski
“The Greater Punishment” by Marek S. Huberath
Father Faust (excerpt) by Tadeusz Miciński
“Strange Street” by Franciszek Mirandola
The Vampire (excerpt) by Władysław Reymont
“The Shadow of Queen Barbara” by Lucjan Siemieński
“The Head Full of Screaming Hair” by Jan Barszczewski
“I Am Burnin’!” by Henryk Rzewuski
“The Grey Room” by Stefan Grabiński
“The Black Hamlet” by Stefan Grabiński
“The Gentleman with a Goatee” by Kornel Makuszyński
“Dinner at Countess Kotłubay’s” by Witold Gombrowicz
Father’s Experiments (excerpt) by Bruno Schulz
Mother Joanna of the Angels (excerpt) by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz
“The Legs of Isolda Morgan” by Bruno Jasieński
“The White Worms” by Wiktor Woroszylski
“Dragon” by Andrzej Bursa
“The Golden Galley” by Jacek Dukaj



Chosen by Fate: Zajdel Award Winners Anthology, edited by Elżbieta Gepfert, Grzegorz Kozubski, and Piotr W. Cholewa (superNOWA, 2000).

“This anthology presents for the English language reader a collection of short texts by the most significant Polish SF and fantasy writers of the current generation, winners of the J.A. Zajdel Award (the Polish ‘Hugo’), presented at the Polish National Convention POLCON.”

Stories include:

“I Am Lamia” by Ewa Bialolecka
“And He Loved Her Till It Hurt” by Anna Brzezinska
“A Cat’s Presence” by Marek S. Huberath
Excerpt from The Colours of the Banners by Tomasz Kołodziejczak
“The Crown of Shergards” by Feliks W. Kres
“Noteka 2015″ by Konrad T. Lewandoawski
“Hexer” by Andrzej Sapkowski
“A Fairy” by Rafael A. Ziemkiewicz



A Polish Book of Monsters: Five Dark Tales From Contemporary Poland, edited and translated by Michael Kandel (PIASA Books, 2010).

Stories include:

“Yoo Retoont, Sneogg. Ay Noo” (1987) by Marek S. Huberath
“Spellmaker” (1986) by Andrzej Sapkowski
“Key of Passage” (2006) by Tomasz Kołodziejczak
“A Cage Full of Angels” (1999) by Andrzej Zimniak
“The Iron General” (2000) by Jacek Dukaj





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