An Interview with Stanislaw Lem

While we try to bring attention to current and on-going events in international science fiction, it is also worth looking back, and what better way than with Istvan Csicsery-Ronay's Twenty-Two Answers and Two Postscripts: An Interview with Stanislaw Lem from 1986. Originally published in Science Fiction Studies, and translated into English by Marek Lugowski, the... Continue Reading →

Some more on Polish SF

So while we're on the subject of Poland, it is well worth checking out - or at least knowing about, in the case of non-Polish readers - the long-running Polish genre magazine Nowa Fantastyka [English page] [Wikipedia]. The magazine, established in 1982, has been running for a remarkable twenty-seven years, publishing the usual translations from... Continue Reading →

Polish Fantasy: Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher

One of the best known names in Polish fantasy is Andrzej Sapkowski [Wikipedia], author of The Witcher series of short stories and novels [Wikipedia]. While the books were extremely successful in Poland and translated widely in Europe, it was only recently that an English-language edition has been made available.Dark fantasy with a distinctly European flavour,... Continue Reading →

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