As you may have read earlier, I’ve taken a break. Today, I’m ready to relaunch SFSS in a new direction. I don’t feel like publishing Western stories anymore, so I’m looking elsewhere.

I started with Vietnam, a country I’m particularly fond of (I spent the best year of my life there), but the SF scene there is almost non-existent and the few stories I’ve read aren’t very good.

With the help of a Polish friend, the next few weeks will be devoted to finding good untranslated Polish stories.

Finally, if you yourself are fluent in an Eastern language and would like to collaborate with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me: [email protected]

NB: any other suggestions/comments are welcome.

  • musorufus@lemmy.mlOP
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    23 days ago

    Any polish story rec appreciated. NB: as I’ve said, I’m done with Western stories (I’ve been at it since 2019). I’m open to suggestions of stories from all of the Eastern (and African, if there exists some scenes there) zone.

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    23 days ago

    I’d love to read some non-Western sci-fi! I read a Soviet short story once that was decent, bar the required political messaging.

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      23 days ago

      Do you have the name in mind, by chance. Re: political message: I publish all kind of writers, from the left to the right, so it doesn’t matter

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        23 days ago

        Oh I think politics are often an important part of sci-fi stories, but this was something like “Venus is great, but it’s not as great as the people’s glorious Socialist Utopia, where the workers rule and those imperialist pig dogs in the west have no power to corrupt us!” whose inclusion felt like it was mandated by a Kommisar. I don’t recall and can’t find the story I am thinking of, sorry.

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      23 days ago

      Check out novels written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky! Roadside Picnic is my favorite, and spurred the creation of the STALKER video game franchise.