Tag Archives: China

Out This Month: December

Pathological by Wang Jinkang, translated by Jeremy Tiang (AmazonCrossing, December 27) “On the surface, the life of young scientist Mei Yin seems perfect. She runs her own research institute in China, she’s getting married, and she founded an orphanage that helps hundreds of girls. But Mei Yin has a dark secret—three vials of “Satan’s gift,”

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Out This Month: November

Isra Isle by Nava Semel, translated by Jessica Cohen (Mandel Vilar Press, November 1) “This novel is inspired by a true historical event. Before Theodore Herzl there was Mordecai Manuel Noah, an American journalist, diplomat, playwright, and visionary. In September 1825 he bought Grand Island, downriver from Niagara Falls, from the local Native Americans as

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Out This Month: October 2016

The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike, translated by Deborah Boliver Boehm (Thomas Dunne Books, October 11) “One of the most popular writers working in Japan today, Mariko Koike is a recognized master of detective fiction and horror writing. Known in particular for her hybrid works that blend these styles with elements of romance, The Graveyard

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Out This Month: September 2016

Death’s End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past: Book 3) by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor Books, September 20) “Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily

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SPOTLIGHT: Small Blue Planet Podcast Episodes

Ok, so I’m three years late to this party, but I recently devoured the six episodes of “Small Blue Planet,” hosted by Cheryl Morgan and produced by Karen Burnham via the Locus Roundtable blog. Each episode focuses on a different country and features two guests who discuss the speculative fiction and translation scenes in those

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