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Out of This World

Speculative Fiction in Translation from the Cold War to the New Millennium

Rachel S. Cordasco

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Out of This World

Speculative Fiction in Translation from the Cold War to the New Millennium

Rachel S. Cordasco

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The twenty-first century has witnessed an explosion of speculative fiction in translation (SFT). Rachel Cordasco examines speculative fiction published in English translation since 1960, ranging from Soviet-era fiction to the Arabic-language dystopias that emerged following the Iraq War. Individual chapters on SFT from Korean, Czech, Finnish, and eleven other source languages feature an introduction by an expert in the language's speculative fiction tradition and its present-day output. Cordasco then breaks down each chapter by subgenre--including science fiction, fantasy, and horror--to guide readers toward the kinds of works that most interest them. Her discussion of available SFT stands alongside an analysis of how various subgenres emerged and developed in a given language. She also examines the reasons a given subgenre has been translated into English.

An informative and one-of-a-kind guide, Out of This World offers readers and scholars alike a tour of speculative fiction's new globalized era.

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2021
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9780252052910

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Page numbers in italic refer to figures.
1Q84 (Murakami), 149
2017 (Slavnikova), 208
2018 AD (Lundwall), 263
2084 (Sansal), 70
7 Stories (Krzhizhanovsky), 210
Abbas, Ibraheem, 6
Abe Kōbō, 13536, 14748
Aberrant (Šindelka), 27, 29
Abolition of Species, The (Dath), 83, 90
Ackerman, Forrest J., 86
Ackerman, Wendayne, 86
Adaf, Shimon, 108, 109, 111, 113
advanced technology, 65, 89, 188
advertising, 139, 212
Aetherial Worlds (Tolstaya), 214
After Dark (Murakami), 149
afterlife, the, 43, 64, 111, 150
after the quake (Murakami), 149
Against God (Senécal), 68
Aira, César, 232
Aitmatov, Chinghiz, 206
Ajvaz, Michal, 2930
Albina and the Dog-Men (Jodorowsky), 23637
Aldiss, Brian, x-xi
Aleph, The (Borges), 230
alien planet, 127, 128, 183, 184, 203, 206; empty, 60, 66, 8788
aliens, friendly, 87; hostile, 19, 5557, 141, 142, 204, 240; reptiles, 6667
Allende, Isabel, 247
All You Need Is Kill (Sakurazaka), 142
Alomar, Osama, 67
Alphaland (Jurado), 245
alternate history, 6, 56, 63, 11011, 207, 237; and World War II, 91, 95, 122
Amatka (Tidbeck), 261, 265
Ammaniti, Niccolò, 128
Analog (magazine), xv
Anatomy of Wonder (ed. Barron), xv, xvii
Andromeda (Yefremov), 202
Angel of the West Window, The (Meyrink), 97
Aniara (Martinson), 25859, 26364
animals, as performers, 92; hostile, 150; -human hybrid, 91, 210, 23637; psychic connection to, 146; transformation into, 61, 62
Anna (Ammaniti), 128
Anubis (al-Koni), 5
Aphrodite (Yamada), 142
Apocalypse Z series (Loureiro), 246
Arab Spring, the, 3, 4
Aramaki Yoshio, 145
Architect of Ruins, The (Rosendorfer), 91
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APA 6 Citation
Cordasco, R. (2021). Out of This World ([edition unavailable]). University of Illinois Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/3059429/out-of-this-world-speculative-fiction-in-translation-from-the-cold-war-to-the-new-millennium-pdf (Original work published 2021)
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Cordasco, Rachel. (2021) 2021. Out of This World. [Edition unavailable]. University of Illinois Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/3059429/out-of-this-world-speculative-fiction-in-translation-from-the-cold-war-to-the-new-millennium-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Cordasco, R. (2021) Out of This World. [edition unavailable]. University of Illinois Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/3059429/out-of-this-world-speculative-fiction-in-translation-from-the-cold-war-to-the-new-millennium-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Cordasco, Rachel. Out of This World. [edition unavailable]. University of Illinois Press, 2021. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.