New Russian Language Fantasy Titles – Patrice and Viktoriya Lajoye (France)


    Here are some interesting announcements for July.

    First we have to mention the publication of the second volume of “Hropt’s Thousand Years” (Тысяча лет Хрофта) entitled “Hedin, Young Magus” (Молодой маг Хедин) by Nik Perumov. It’s the sequel of the “Twilight of the Gods”, one of the main novels that made Perumov famous.

    At Eksmo Press, a new novel by Mikhail Uspensky, entitled “The Bogatyristique Kostya Jikharev” (Богатыристика Кости Жихарева), ”bogatyr” is a term roughly equivalent to “valiant”.

    At Snezhnyy Kom Press, Dalia Truskinovskaya publishes an enticing anthology named “Verbarium” (Вербариум) , an anthology of fictional linguistics, divided into six parts: “Letter”, “Word”, “Language”, “Speech”, “Text” and “Plagiarism” and involving both beginning authors as Andrei Valentinov and famous writers as Henry Lion Oldie (present with two texts). The anthology is illustrated by Maiya Karuli.

    Let’s remain with Henry Lion Oldie, which gives a sequel to their ”Oecumene” series, with new trilogy entitled “The Savages of Oecumene“ (Дикари Ойкумены), the first volume being ”Wolf Cubs” (Волчонок), released by Azbuka Press, not by Eksmo as previously.
    Eksmo Press is republishing into an omnibus volume the first novels of Yuri Nikitin, ”Hyperborea” (Гиперборей) and the ”Holy Grail” (Святой Грааль), who were the first two volumes of a long fantasy series began in 1994 entitled ”Three of Wood” (Трое из Леса).

    And finally, let’s refer to the No. 7 issue of a new magazine, ”Fantastika and the Detectives” (Фантастика и детективы), founded in 2012, and who so far published some beginners alongside leading Russian and foreign classics (even a novellete by the French SF writer Michel Demuth, ”Foreign Summer”/L’Eté étranger is to be found in the issue No. 3). Issue No.7 includes only new authors.

    © Patrice and Viktoriya Lajoye (France)
    Reposted with the permission of the authors from their blog, Russkaya Fantastika. We’re thanking them !

    Viktoriya and Patrice Lajoye

    Viktoriya and Patrice Lajoye are two specialists on the rusophone SF&F (russian and ukrainian ones), translators, editors and owners of the Russkaya Fantastika french speaking blog, a remarkable instrument and project dedicated to the analysis of the russian and ukrainian fantastika fiction, an important part of the European SF&F.


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