The good folks at Book Riot have really let me get my SFT on this year. So here, in one place, are links to the posts I’ve written so far. Let me know which country/language I should write about next! “Speculative Fiction in Translation: China” “Speculative Fiction in Translation: Italy” “Speculative Fiction in Translation:
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The world of Finnish speculative fiction is a wonderfully varied one, with authors like Johanna Sinisalo, Leena Krohn, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, and many others pushing the boundaries of the genre and exploring everything from hard sci-fi to the “Finnish Weird.” Philosophical, surreal, haunting: Finnish speculative fiction isn’t afraid to rip away the veil of reality
Over at BookRiot.com, I recommend some awesome Egyptian SF in translation: find it here!
French speculative fiction goes back a long way (see Jules Verne, obviously), but how much do you know about contemporary speculative fiction by French authors? Below are some fantastic books to get you started. And if you’re interested in learning more about the breadth and depth of this tradition, check out Black Coat Press, which
Luckily for us English-language readers, a lot of Japanese speculative fiction has been translated (beyond Haruki Murakami), and it is extraordinary in its depth and breadth. Thanks to many talented translators and to presses like Haikasoru, Kurodahan, Vertical, and others, we can dive into military space-opera epics like Yoshiki Tanaka’s Legend of the Galactic Heroes