Tag Archives: Spain

Review: Terra Nova: An Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Science Fiction, ed. Mariano Villareal

Co-selected by Mariano Villareal and Luis Pestarini translated from the Spanish by Sue Burke and Lawrence Schimel Sportula June 15, 2013 258 pages   Outstanding novella-length stories make up this important collection of contemporary Spanish-language science fiction. Thanks to translators Sue Burke and Lawrence Schimel, us English-language readers are able to see for ourselves just

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Review: Spanish Women of Wonder, ed. Cristina Jurado and Leticia Lara

translated by: see below Palabaristas Press Released at Eurocon (Barcelona) 2016   Spanish Women of Wonder (Alucinadas) is the answer to the question “do many women write speculative fiction in the Spanish-speaking world?” Indeed, the answer is a resounding hells yes. From Cuba to Spain, and Argentina to Mexico, women are writing excellent speculative fiction

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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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Review: Monteverde: Memoirs of an Interstellar Linguist by Lola Robles

translated by Lawrence Schimel Aqueduct Press (Conversation Pieces, Volume 52) November, 2016 106 pages   Part linguistics report, part memoir, Monteverde is a story about the clash of cultures and the bonds of language, and you’ll want to read it in one sitting (like I did). Robles expertly mixes notes that Terran linguist Rachel Monteverde

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INTERVIEW: Elia Barceló

Award-winning Spanish author Elia Barceló writes both science fiction and children’s books. Born in Alicante, she currently lives in Austria where she teaches Spanish literature. Her story “The Star” was included in the anthology Castles in Spain and her novel Heart of Tango was translated into English in 2010.     Rachel Cordasco: When did

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REVIEW: Castles in Spain: 25 Years of Spanish Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by Mariano Villarreal

head of translation team: Sue Burke Sportula April 19, 2016 350 pages If you’ve been living your life thinking that you’ve already read some of the best speculative fiction out there, but you haven’t read any of the stories in this collection, then you’re just plain wrong. The stories in Castles in Spain are not

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