This is the fourteenth in a series of posts featuring speculative flash fiction in translation. The series highlights both new and established spec fic writers from around the world. Yusaku Kitano (北野 勇作) won the 4th Japan Fantasy Novel Grand Prize in 1992 with Mukashi, Kasei no atta basho (Where Mars Used to Be), and
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(this piece was first published on the Three Percent website on 12/12/16 and was written for the Best Translated Book Award series of posts) I’ve only come across two books this year that take as their main narrator(s) a non-human creature: Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated by Susan Bernofsky; and Mr.
So many great sf novels and stories in translation were published in 2016, involving zombies, cyborg turtles, hostile aliens, and much more. But what if you’re really into stories about serious intergalactic travel? Here, I put together a list for you. Some of these stories happen to include space travel, while others revolve around it.
translated by Tyran Grillo Kurodahan Press July 1, 2016 184 pages How could I not read this when I saw the following back cover copy: “Kame-kun is a hero in a half shell of an altogether different sort, a killing machine designed for combat who wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of daily life…even