As expected, many notable things are to be published this month in the Russian science-fiction and fantasy domain. But we retain just a few.
Let’s start with an anthology dedicated to the work of Kir Bulychev, The Temptation of the Sorcerer (Искушение чародея), to be published by Eksmo, containing two recently discovered texts of this important author, (including relevant Palych series) and no few than 29 new various authors.
Telluria (Теллурия) is the title of the new novel by Vladimir Sorokin, forthcoming to be published by Astrel and Corpus. The Republic of Telluria embody heaven on earth, because it posses some magic metal deposits bringing happiness. Sorokin seems to develop a kind of allegorical fantasy about the future of Europe, where we can find crusaders, centaurs, giants and even orthodox communists.
In another genre, Henry Lion Oldie and Andrey Valentinov are publishing a new novel at Azbuka Publishers, The Fortress of My Soul (Крепость души моей), which crosses episodes from the Old Testament with scenes of the modern life.
We announced a few weeks ago that Marina and Sergei Diachenko are the scriptwriters of a fantastic new TV series, The World of Darkness: Balance (Темный мир Равновесие.). Suddenly they turned their script into a novel, thus appearing at Eksmo. While this is surely a novelization, but coming from Diachenko, it can not be uninteresting.
© Patrice and Viktoriya Lajoye (France)
Reposted by the permission of the authors. We’re thanking them.
The original post in french, on the authors’ blog, Russkaya Fantastika : http://www.russkaya-fantastika.eu/archive/2013/10/02/les-parutions-en-russe-octobre-2013-5186598.html
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. They are the recipients of the European Science Fiction Society’s 2013 Hall of Fame Award for Best Translators.
Pics © all the mentioned publishing houses
New Russian Language Fantasy Titles – Patrice and Viktoriya Lajoye (France) : https://europasf.eu/new-russian-language-sffantasy-titles-august-2013-patrice-and-viktoriya-lajoye-france/
Tatyana Tolstaya – “The Slynx” (Кысь) : https://europasf.eu/tatyana-tolstaya-the-slynx-%d0%ba%d1%8b%d1%81%d1%8c-a-review-by-patrice-and-viktoriya-lajoye-france/