Since we're on the subject of Cuban SF, here is Scott Edelman summing up a visit to Cuba with a pictorial on Cuban SF Books, followed by The Faces of Cuban SF.
Cuban science fiction: Diana Chaviano
As pointed out in the comments to the last post, one name missing from the list which it is well worth checking out is Diana Chaviano - check out her wikipedia entry, and her author site, with links to many of her books, in English and Spanish.
Cuban Science Fiction Writers
An excellent list of Cuban science fiction writers, with authors' photos, bios and publications, and including links to interviews and short fiction in Spanish.
Mew Sergey Gerasimov story online
Ukrainian writer Sergey Gerasimov has a new story, "The Most Dangerous Profession", up at Fantasy Magazine. There is also an interview with him."Sergey Gerasimov lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine with his wife and daughter. He has a degree in theoretical physics from Kharkiv University and has sold twelve novels and nearly a hundred stories in Russia and Ukraine.You... Continue Reading →
Chinese science fiction 2008
A recent article on Chinese science fiction over at Concatenation, by Jenny Bai and Cecilia Qin of SF World, partly talking about the well-attended Chengdu conference that took place just before the Japanese Worldcon.Nowadays Chinese SF & fantasy is still in the process of development. SF/fantasy readers in China are mostly teenagers with a low purchasing... Continue Reading →
Thailand has its own special effects-laden disaster movie in the works - 2022 Tsunami, the trailer for which is currently playing every cinema in Bangkok, and due to be released next month.In a new one for the World SF blog, we are happy to present - the trailer!
Kung Fu Hustle
Been asked recently about Asian films and, well, you can't go wrong with watching Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle [IMDB] [Wikipedia].Kung Fu Hustle is a wonderful remaking of classic wuxia stories - but rather than take place in one of the dynasty periods, it takes place in 1930s Shanghai, its shanties and criminal underworld. All... Continue Reading →
Mexican Pulps: The Historieta
A long article on Mexican Historieta - pocket-books, pulp fiction, comics - by Sergio Ulloa.During the 1930s, the historieta earned its independence from the dailies, and slowly began appearing in magazines and independent comic books. That decade saw a diversification of genre, and the comic books began producing other themes such as heroes, horror stories, science... Continue Reading →
Samit Basu on Comics, graphic novels and Indian speculative fiction.
Translating science fiction
An interesting article over at Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show - How Do you Say "Uplift" in French - A Look at Translation in Science Fiction by Carol Pinchefsky, which interviews Japanese, French, Polish and Hebrew translators on the subject.