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SF in Translation is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror podcast dedicated to the exploration of the translation of speculative fiction. Each episode features news and interviews about translated works and the job of translation. SF in Translation is part of The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast network. If you want to find out more about us and our other shows, go to skiffyandfanty.com.

SF in Translation is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror podcast dedicated to the exploration of the translation of speculative fiction. Each episode features news and interviews about translated works and the job of translation. SF in Translation is part of The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast network. If you want to find out more about us and our other shows, go to skiffyandfanty.com.
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SF in Translation is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror podcast dedicated to the exploration of the translation of speculative fiction. Each episode features news and interviews about translated works and the job of translation. SF in Translation is part of The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast network. If you want to find out more about us and our other shows, go to skiffyandfanty.com.

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Episodes

Speculative Fiction in Translation #15: An Interview with Julia Meitov Hersey

7/22/2019
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This month, Rachel has a special guest on the podcast! Julia Meitov Hersey (@JuliaMeiHersey), who translated the psychological-fantasy-thriller Vita Nostra from the Russian, comes on to talk about how she first started translating the complex, lyrical work of Marina and Sergey Dyachenko (@DyachenkoW); what makes translating speculative fiction unique; and her own future projects. Insightful […]

Duration:00:34:16

Speculative Fiction in Translation #14: Biological and Artificial

6/14/2019
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April brought us stories and books about the merging of the biological and artificial, zombification, organic routers, and much more. Plus we talk about what we’ve been reading, our favorite stories this month, and translations that we wish we could have yesterday. Remember: with new stories and books coming to their attention each week, make […]

Duration:00:49:06

Speculative Fiction in Translation #13: Spanish Sherlock Holmes

4/19/2019
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March brings us Indonesian sci-fi about intergalactic love, Portuguese fantasy about a family’s terrible secrets, Italian sci-fi about what it means to be human, a story from the “Lost Files” of Sherlock Holmes, and much more. We also discuss the books we’re looking forward to later in 2019 and what we’d like to see in […]

Duration:00:41:14

Speculative Fiction in Translation #12: Fantasy, Collections, and Korean SFT

3/22/2019
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February offered us more short fiction than anything else, though we did get the absolutely wonderful anthology of Chinese SFT edited and translated by Ken Liu: Broken Stars. In terms of the short fiction, fantasy dominated, with stories from the Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Korean. Rachel and Daniel also talk about the fiction they’re […]

Duration:01:19:00

Speculative Fiction in Translation #11: New Year, New Translations, plus Andy Dudak

2/15/2019
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It’s a new year, and we have a lot of new and exciting SF in translation coming out. Chinese fantasy, Czech space opera, Argentine surrealism…Daniel and I tell you all about it. We also take a look back at November and December and briefly summarize what you might have missed when our beloved podcast took […]

Duration:01:24:59

Speculative Fiction in Translation #10: Iceland and Gothic Fantasy

11/9/2018
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In this month’s episode, Rachel and Daniel make the most of a relatively-light SFT month, discussing the collections, stories, and reviews that came out in October. They also look ahead to the exciting wonderfulness that is November. The highly-acclaimed Icelandic novel, CoDex 1962, keeps coming up (probably because it’s as great as everyone says it is) […]

Duration:00:30:54

Speculative Fiction in Translation #9: Co-Hosts and Anthologies

10/6/2018
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This month’s episode is especially exciting because Rachel has a co-host now! Daniel Haeusser is a professor of biology and regular Skiffy and Fanty contributor. You’ll also know him from the monthly short SFT reviews that he writes for the SFT website. This episode is much longer than usual, but also more interesting, and Rachel […]

Duration:00:46:41

Speculative Fiction in Translation #8: Solarpunk, Nexhumans, and Ball Lightning

9/4/2018
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This month’s episode is packed with info about the SFT from Algeria, Japan, Serbia, Italy, Brazil, Portugal, Russia, and China. It’s a vibrant mix of new books in a series, anthologies, novels, and stories, which I know you’ll enjoy. Plus, you can check out reviews of these and other stories around the internet. I also […]

Duration:00:12:29

Speculative Fiction in Translation #7: Croatia, Quebec, and Condomnauts

8/2/2018
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July brought us speculative stories, books, and collections translated from the Chinese, Spanish, Croatian, French, Finnish, Portuguese, and Swedish. So much great stuff! From post-apocalyptic science fiction to Swedish horror to magical realism from Quebec, you’ll have no problem finding excellent reading material. Plus, you can check out reviews of these and other stories around […]

Duration:00:09:22

Speculative Fiction in Translation #6: Japan in June

6/30/2018
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June, sweet June. It’s brought us two novel-length works of Japanese SFT, short fiction from the Chinese and Bengali, and a lot of reviews. This has also been a month of discussions about adding an SFT category to the Hugo Awards and Italian micro speculative fiction from over a dozen authors (featured on the SFT […]

Duration:00:08:16

Speculative Fiction in Translation #5: Frankenstein, Future Fiction, and Wiscon

6/3/2018
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May is absolutely filled to the brim with SFT. With five short stories, seven novels/collections, interviews, reviews, and more, you’ll never be at a loss for something to read. Rachel also talks about the SFT panel at Wiscon (the annual feminist science fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin) and what she’s been reading and translating. And […]

Duration:00:08:43

Speculative Fiction in Translation #4: Francesco Verso, Italy and Japan

5/16/2018
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Italy and Japan dominate this week’s episode, which includes SFT updates for April and an interview with the very talented and very busy Italian author/editor/publisher Francesco Verso. Rachel fills you in on the Chinese, Italian, Korean, Dutch, French, and Spanish short SFT available in the past month, several novels, excerpts you can read online, reviews, […]

Duration:00:26:20

Speculative Fiction in Translation #3: Ken Liu, Croatia, Catalonia

4/18/2018
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In today’s episode, Rachel brings you some SFT updates from March AND an interview with the wonderful author/translator/editor Ken Liu! Rachel discusses all of the Catalan, Japanese, Polish, Chinese and Indonesian novels, short stories, and collections that dropped in March. Plus, she fills you in on some upcoming anthologies and some excellent essays about SFT […]

Duration:00:24:15

Speculative Fiction in Translation #2: Biohorror and Dwarves

3/14/2018
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In which Rachel fills you in on all of the SFT-related goodness since last month, including stories and novels out in February and March (February 14 – March 15), what Rachel’s currently reading and translating, and more. While February offered us slim-pickins, March gives us some great reads to look forward to, including Japanese biohorror […]

Duration:00:10:22

Speculative Fiction in Translation #1: Introductions

2/14/2018
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The brand-new and sparkling Speculative Fiction in Translation podcast is here! In her 1st episode, Rachel introduces herself and talks about what to expect from the podcast throughout 2018. She also takes a quick look back at 2017 and its SFT riches and forward to the rest of 2018 and the novels/collections coming up. Episodes […]

Duration:00:12:10