Author Archives: Rachel Cordasco

Out This Month: July

NOVELS Kappa by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, translated from the Japanese by Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda and Allison Markin Powell (New Directions, June 6) The Kappa is a creature from Japanese folklore known for dragging unwary toddlers to their deaths in rivers: a scaly, child-sized creature, looking something like a frog, but with a sharp, pointed beak and an

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Daniel’s Reviews: The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

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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Out This Month: June

SHORT STORIES “To Helen” by Bella Han, translated from the Chinese by the author (Clarkesworld, June 1). “Matchstick Girl” by Lucas Santana, translated from the Portuguese by H. Pueyo (The Dark, June). NOVELS Kappa by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, translated from the Japanese by Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda and Allison Markin Powell (New Directions, June 6) [reprint] Akutagawa’s Kappa

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2023

JANUARY “Our Daily Bread” by Sven Klöpping, translated from the German by Michael K. Iwoleit (InterNova). FEBRUARY “Introduction to 2181 Overture, Second Edition” by Gu Shi, translated from the Chinese by Emily Jin (Clarkesworld). “A Short Biography of a Conscious Chair” by Renan Bernardo, translated from the Portuguese by the author (Samovar). APRIL “The Librarian

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Out This Month: May

SHORT STORIES “Action at a Distance” by An Hao, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld, May 1). “The Inside is Always Entrails” by Fernanda Castro, translated from the Portuguese by H. Pueyo (The Dark, May 1). NOVELS The Roamers by Francesco Verso, translated from the Italian by Jennifer Delare (Flame Tree Press, May

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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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Out This Month: April

SHORT STORIES “The Librarian and the Robot” by Shi Heiyao, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld, April 1) COLLECTION No Edges: Swahili Stories by various authors and translators (Two Lines Press, April 11). Swahili is the future. The first collection of Swahili fiction in English translation, No Edges introduces eight East African writers from

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Out This Month: March

SHORT STORIES “The Errata” by K. A. Teryna, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman (Asimov’s, March/April). “Incommunicado” by Andrej Kokoulin, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman (Analog, March/April). NOVELS Hospital by Han Song, translated from the Chinese by Michael Berry (AmazonCrossing, March 1) A twisted, wildly imaginative tale of one man’s mysterious illness

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