Tag Archives: Russia

Review: The Snail on the Slope by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

translated by Alan Meyers Gollancz 1980 243 pages grab a copy (the link here is to the upcoming [2018] Chicago Review Press edition) Radiant Terminus meets Annihilation meets The Slynx The strange title of this Strugatsky novel perfectly reflects the strangeness that follows. How does one even begin to review a book like The Snail

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Upcoming Polish, Czech, and Russian SF in Translation

Lots of news came out this week regarding central and eastern European speculative fiction in English translation… keep ’em comin’ !     The publisher Head of Zeus has acquired World English rights to Polish author Jacek Dukaj’s thousand-page-long novel Ice. The book “conjur[es] an alternate 20th Century, where Russia and half of Europe are

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SFT in the latest issue of World Lit Today

The latest issue of World Literature Today focuses on “Dystopian Visions” and includes a lot of SF in Translation (reviews, interviews, and essays)!   Review: Randiant Terminus by Antoine Volodine, translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman Review: Iraq + 100: Stories From a Century After the Invasion edited by Hassan Blasim Review: The Doomed City and The

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OUT THIS MONTH: AUGUST 2016

The Gate of Sorrows (Book 1) by Miyuki Miyabe, translated by Jim Hubbert (Haikasoru, August 16) “A series of murders shocks Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, but Shigenori, a retired police detective, is instead obsessed with a gargoyle that seems to move. College freshman Kotaro launches a web-based investigation of the killer, and comes to find that

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Out This Month: July 2016

The Doomed City by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, translated by Andrew Bromfield (Chicago Review Press, July 1) “The Doomed City is set in an experimental city whose sun gets switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its

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REVIEW: Empire V: The Prince of Hamlet by Victor Pelevin

translated by Anthony Phillips Gollancz February 18, 2016 337 pages I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but you are actually nothing more than a domesticated animal that provides nutritional life-force to vampires. Civilization, culture, human values and desires- these are all nothing more than the side-effects of vampiric domestication. We are all living

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