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26 Jun 2017
It is hard—and I speak as a freelance translator as well—to convince editors that certain authors are worthwhile. Perhaps the best way to do this is to try to work by little instalments, either publishing the kind of book that Nevsky Books wants to produce in English over the next few years or via projects such as Samovar. There is a lot of hope, though: diverse cultures and diverse writers are coming through the pipeline slowly but surely, and we need to build on that.
24 Jun 2017
The joy is crafting something that you feel best represents the text—and there is some satisfaction in maneuvering through rough waters (or around solar flares?) .
23 Jun 2017
In the time that Curiosity was on Mars, it was as if humanity’s third eye had opened, and in an instant we became enlightened.
12 Apr 2017
My writing is based on symbolism and surrealism, and I add my own fantasy flavour. But all of my stories are based on my beloved country’s tragedies and traditions.
2 Apr 2017
It must have been Tolkien’s fault. Not very original, I know, but reading his works was like discovering a missing piece of myself. I was thirteen at the time. There was no stopping after that.
28 Mar 2017
Learning about speculative fiction in translation, for me, was like working at an excavation site: once I started digging, I couldn’t stop. The more I discovered, the more I wanted to discover.
27 Mar 2017
Space tethers, Iranian scientists, Japanese tech wizards, NORAD, the CIA: Orbital Cloud has all this and more. Fujii gives us 500-plus pages of complex calculations, brilliant technological counterterrorism strategies, and a plot that accelerates with the speed of a space tether's terminal apparatus zooming off into space at 17.7 km/s. But (I hear you asking) would a person (such as myself) who shivers at the mere word "calculus" enjoy such a book? And my answer is absolutely. For this is one of Fujii's strengths: the ability to draw the reader in with a gripping tale of international intrigue and spies spying on other spies that is built upon a foundation of accurate orbital mechanics.…
By: Sarah
24 Mar 2017
Our first issue is out on Monday! Thank you to Strange Horizons for all their support and enthusiasm, and to all the talented writers and translators who have submitted work to us.
By: Sarah
2 Feb 2017
We're delighted to finally open our doors to submissions of translated speculative fiction, poetry and related non-fiction. Head on over to our submission guidelines to find out more! (As you can see, our website still needs a bit of polishing before it's as shiny as we want it, but we're getting there!) Samovar came about because we wanted to discover more about the speculative fiction that was being written, read and discussed in other languages. We were lucky enough to be able to team up with Strange Horizons, who were also wanting to explore more translated fiction, and we're hugely grateful to all those who donated to last year's fund drive, and enabled us to open our doors!…
Strange Horizons
16 Jan 2017
The Samovar site is under construction. Read our introductory post on the Strange Horizons Azimuth, or find out how to submit work to Samovar here.
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24 Jun 2017
The joy is crafting something that you feel best represents the text—and there is some satisfaction in maneuvering through rough waters (or around solar flares?) .
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