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27 Jun 2018
Read in Italian here People who know me know that for some years I have been involved in an almost impossible mission: to promote and spread not much the concept of SF “diversity” (a positive idea that hides, in my opinion, a fundamental error, that is diversity from a common standard; from a normality that has become a benchmark for evaluating any phenomenon, yet which doesn’t exist in reality) but instead a fairer distribution of “the future” and therefore of opportunities between dominant cultures and languages and those ones considered minor for the only reason of being “other”. Fortunately, as a small publisher and SF writer, in five years of translations from at least six languages, ​​and with a catalogue of over seventy stories published from around the world I can affirm: Quality has no colour, Quality has no nation, Quality has no language, Quality belongs to everyone.…
27 Jun 2018
Read in English here Le persone che mi conoscono sanno che da alcuni anni sono impegnato in una missione quasi impossibile: promuovere e diffondere non tanto il concetto di “diversità” – un’idea positiva ma che nasconde, a mio giudizio, un errore di fondo, la diversità cioè da uno standard comune, da una normalità diventata metro di valutazione di qualsiasi fenomeno, il quale tuttavia nelle realtà delle cose non esiste – bensì una più equa ripartizione di futuro e quindi di opportunità tra la cultura e la lingua dominanti e quelle ritenute minori per il solo fatto di essere “altro”. Per fortuna, da piccolo editore e divulgatore di fantascienza, in 5 anni di traduzioni da almeno 6 lingue e con un catalogo di oltre 70 storie pubblicate da ogni angolo del mondo posso affermare quella che, pur sembrando una banalità, è tuttavia il presupposto di quanto sta avvenendo nel genere dalla SF nonostante non se ne tenga conto: La qualità non ha colore, La qualità non ha nazione, La qualità non ha lingua, La qualità appartiene a tutti.…
4 Apr 2018
I knew that the way in which the language itself evoked a particular time and place was what made the novel special, and that these subtle flavors could easily be lost in translation.
By: Su Wei 苏炜
Translated by: Austin Woerner
30 Mar 2018
Thank you to Small Beer Press for giving us permission to publish this excerpt from Su Wei's novel The Invisible Valley, translated by Austin Woerner and released on April 3rd 2018.
4 Jan 2018
“After Stonehenge” was inspired by many things—the melancholic settings and ruins of Stonehenge, its buried history, in particular.
By: Clelia Farris
Translated by: Rachel Cordasco
18 Dec 2017
Cagliari, my city, reaches out to the sea, but it's built on several hills. I imagined how it would be transformed following a rise in sea level, with people taking refuge on hills and on the roofs of the highest buildings, but, all in all, life would continue.
7 Dec 2017
10-12 November 2017 Over the past three years I’ve scouted out and published many Science Fiction stories from around the world. Through the independent small press Future Fiction, I’ve published more than 60 stories translated from English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. China has been particularly striking in recent years, with two authors – Liu Cixin (刘慈欣) and Hao Jinfang (郝景芳) – winning the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel (The Three Body Problem 三体) and the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novelette (Folding Beijing 北京折叠), both translated by Ken Liu. And yet, I would have never thought of being invited by Professor Wu Yan to the 4th International SF Convention in Chengdu for the promotion and advancement of Chinese SF, following the publication of Nebula, the first ever dual-language anthology of contemporary Chinese SF, published thanks to the contribution of the Confucius Institute in Milan, the Chinese company Storycom, and translations by Chiara Cigarini, Gabriella Goria and Alessandra Cristallini.…
7 Dec 2017
I’d really like to invite all SF readers to explore—at least every once in a while—what’s behind the big, shiny billboards of big industry titles. I’ve done it myself and I’ve found there are a lot of wonderful, refreshing stories coming from unexpected sources.
1 Dec 2017
For our latest author interview we're excited to welcome Maria Haskins, author of 'Balawats portar' 'The Gates of Balawat', reprinted in our September issue, to talk to us about short fiction, museums and her favourite reads of 2017.
26 Sep 2017
When you really love something, it's not enough to enjoy it only through other people's work. I think it is unavoidable that at some point you will try to engage with it, to become something more than a spectator.
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27 Jun 2018
Read in Italian here People who know me know that for some years I have been involved in an almost impossible mission: to promote and spread not much the concept of SF “diversity” (a positive idea that hides, in my opinion, a fundamental error, that is diversity from a common standard; from a normality that has become a benchmark for evaluating any phenomenon, yet which doesn’t exist in reality) but instead a fairer distribution of “the future” and therefore of opportunities between dominant cultures and languages and those ones considered minor for the only reason of being “other”. Fortunately, as a small publisher and SF writer, in five years of translations from at least six languages, ​​and with a catalogue of over seventy stories published from around the world I can affirm: Quality has no colour, Quality has no nation, Quality has no language, Quality belongs to everyone.…