Saturday, November 10, 2012

Upcoming: TERRA NOVA Anthology


Sense of Wonder, one of the other blogs I read, has been putting together a Spanish-language anthology of contemporary science fiction: Terra Nova.

The anthology will be published simultaneously in Spain and Argentina this December. An eBook edition with English translations of the short stories originally written in Spanish will follow shortly thereafter.

The amazing cover art (at top) was done by Ángel Benito. Here is the anthology’s table of contents:

Foreword, by Luis Pestarini and Mariano Villarreal

“The Paper Menagerie”, by Ken Liu (USA)

“Deirdre”, by Lola Robles (Spain)

“Memories of a Zombie Country”, by Erick J. Mota (Cuba)

“Light a Solitary Candle”, by Víctor Conde (Spain)

“Bodies”, by Juanfran Jiménez (Spain)

“A Day Without Dad”, by Ian Watson (United Kingdom)

“Memory”, by Teresa P. Mira de Echeverría (Argentina)

“The Lifecycle of Software Objects”, by Ted Chiang (USA)

Two of these stories have received a good deal of attention already: Ken Liu’s “The Paper Menagerie” won the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and also the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. It was also a finalist for the 2012 Locus Award for Best Short Story and 2012 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and a nominees for the 2012 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. Ted Chiang’s “The Lifecycle of Software Objects” won the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Novella and 2011 Locus Award for Best Novella, and was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novella.

The paperback edition (about 250 pages) will be €15 in Spain (rest of the world, please contact), with subscriptions available for residents in Spain. Ebook editions in Spanish and English (the latter including only the Spanish and Latin American stories) will be published in early 2013.

For more, be sure to check out Sense of Wonder, and follow its writer on Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. Non-Anglo science fiction! Awesome. There really aren't enough translations in the field.