SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent

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This is the best book of its kind in at least two decades. It is a literate, intelligent book of powerful SF stories from across Europe.

These tales are representativeof the best writers and stories of the last twenty years, written in most of the major contemporary European languages.

The SFWA European Hall of Fame includes someof the biggest SF names in Europe, including Joanna Sinisalo, Andreas Eschbach, Elena Arseneva, and Jean-Claude Dunyach. The appeal of this anthology rests first upon the venerable SFWA Hall of Fame imprimatur, and secondly on the sterling reputation of co-editor/writer James Morrow.

Morrow and his wife Kathryn spent years arranging for translations of the best in European SF, and working with translators to achieve sharp, polished, and entertaining English versions of the stories.

James Morrow has written a thought-provoking introductory essay, as well as informative story notes throughout the collection. This anthology joins the canonical SFWA Hall of Fame books that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies over four decades, and belongs in every library of SF, personal or public.

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Editorial Reviews

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Quotes on James Morrow's latest novel, The Last Witchfinder:

"Here are storytelling, showmanship, and provocative book-club bait...all rolled into one inventive feat.— Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"James Morrow's novel about early American witchcraft pulls off so many dazzling fears of literary magic that in a different century he'd have been burned at the stake ... The result is a fantastical story mixed so cunningly with real-life details that your vision of America's past may never awaken from Morrow's spell."

Washington Post Book World

"The book is a treat for history lovers."— USA Today

Publishers Weekly

Wondrous worlds await U.S. SF fans in this sensitively chosen, impeccably translated anthology of Continental European science fiction stories, ranging from 1987 to 2005. Offering "emotional satisfaction and cerebral excitement," as James Morrow puts it in his introduction, highlights include Johanna Sinisalo's "Baby Doll," a Finnish denunciation of materialistic exploitation of children; Romanian Lucian Merisca's "Some Earthlings' Adventures on Outrerria," an excruciating political satire; Valerio Angelisti's "Sepultura," which offers a neo-Dantean Infernoscape; and W.J. Maryson's "Verstummte Musik," a Dutch near-future Orwellian nightmare. A French twist on human-machine interface lifts Jean-Claude Dunyach's "Separations" into a meditation on the nature of artistic creativity, while Elena Arsenieva's "A Birch Tree, a White Fox" exquisitely illustrates the quintessential Russian soul. These "disciplined speculations" by European writers and their painstaking translators not only excite the mind, they move the heart. (June)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765315366
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     7
Introduction: Extrapolations of Things Past, A Barbarously Brief Account of European Science Fiction from Micromegas to Microchips   James Morrow     11
Separations   Jean-Claude Dunyach$dTranslated from the French by Sheryl Curtis     27
A Birch Tree, A White Fox   Elena Arsenieva$dTranslated from the Russian by Michael M. Naydan and Slava I. Yastremski     45
Sepultura   Valerio Evangelisti$dTranslated from the Italian by Sergio D. Altieri     60
The Fourth Day to Eternity   Ondrej Neff$dTranslated from the Czech by Jeffrey Brown     86
Baby Doll   Johanna Sinisalo$dTranslated from the Finnish by David Hackston     100
"Yoo Retoont, Sneogg. Ay Noo."   Marek S. Huberath$dTranslated from the Polish by Michael Kandel     124
The Day We Went Through the Transition   Ricard De La Casa   Pedro Jorge Romero$dTranslated from the Spanish by Yolanda Molina-Gavilan and James Stevens-Arce     155
Athos Emfovos in the Temple of Sound   Panagiotis Koustas$dTranslated from the Greek by Mary and Gary Mitchell     172
Some Earthlings' Adventures on Outrerria   Lucian Merisca$dTranslated from the Romanian by Cezar Ionescu     183
Destiny, Inc.   Sergei Lukyanenko$dTranslated from the Russian by MichaelM. Naydan and Slava I. Yastremski     205
Wonders of the Universe   Andreas Eschbach$dTranslated from the German by Doryl Jensen     221
A Night on the Edge of the Empire   Joao Barreiros$dTranslated from the Portuguese by Luis Rodrigues     234
Transfusion   Joelle Wintrebert$dTranslated from the French by Tom Clegg     244
Verstummte Musik   W. J. Maryson$dTranslated from the Dutch by Lia Belt     252
Between the Lines   Jose Antonio Cotrina$dTranslated from the Spanish by James Stevens-Arce     273
A Blue and Cloudless Sky   Bernhard Ribbeck$dTranslated from the Danish by Niels Dalgaard     291
About the Translators     325
About the Editors     329
Select Bibliography     331
Story Copyrights     335

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent anthology. European version

    The twenty plus contributors to the original SFWA Hall of Fame were all authors I read previously. However, this European version is quite the opposite having read only one of the sixteen contributors prior to this introduction to these talented writers. This brings a unique freshness as the American audience is introduced to the cross Atlantic writers that the Morrows felt were deserving of wider readership. In the Introduction James Morrow explains the difference between Americans and Europeans as follows: ¿Europeans think one hundred miles is a long distance, and Americans think one hundred years is a long time¿. In many ways this sums up the similarities and difference. All the tales were written over the last two decades none originally in English though translated for this compilation this adds to the feel of visiting new realms. The authors come from all over Europe: France, Russia, Italy, Czech Republic, Finland, Poland, Spain, Greece, Romania, Germany, Portugal, and Holland. The stories are all well written and obviously translate smoothly into English. They run the gamut from a Dutch Orwell (see W.J. Maryson's 'Verstummte Musik') to a ¿Swift¿ Finish A Modest Proposal that is a condemnation of free trade that exploits children. These are fabulous entries that belie the fact they are translations. SFWA¿s European vacation is a terrific collection, which begs to ask other translation anthologies from Asia, South America, and Africa to follow? --- Harriet Klausner

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