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Dreams From Beyond is an anthology of Czech speculative fiction freely available in English, edited for Eurocon 2016 (November 4-6, Barcelona). The anthology is free to share for all readers interested in world speculative literature. Showcasing some of the best current Czech SF authors, Dreams From Beyond will take you from the stellar pastures of long-gone mythical creat ...more
ebook, Edited for the purposes of Eurocon 2016 (BCon), 189 pages
Published November 2016 (first published 2016)

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May 10, 2018 marked it as part-read
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~ The translation of Vilma Kadlečková's Mycelium starts delightfully:

But then there are others. People like Lucas Hildebrandt, who understand what is expected of them, but somehow always fail to get it right. They call the Sphere of Pure Being the Fear of Sure Peeing, and instead of ascending toward God, they insist on stumbling in the opposite direction.


The premise of the story also sounds superb. If the novels ever get translated into a language I know, I'd love to read them.

~ According to Jul
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There is a long tradition of Czech science fiction, although little of it in translation. Most notably there was Karel Čapek, whose work such as The War with the Newts and The Absolute at largeaddressed questions of the effects of totalitarian outlooks and who introduced the word ‘robot’ into English in his play Rossum’s Universal Robots. There has been a flourishing of Czech speculative fiction since 1989 of a kind not seen under 50 years of fascist occupation and then Stalinist rule, although, ...more
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Julie Novakova is a Czech author and translator of science fiction, fantasy and detective stories. She has published short fiction in Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, Analog and other magazines and anthologies. Her work in Czech includes seven novels, one anthology (“Terra Nullius”) and over thirty short stories and novelettes. Some of her works have been also translated into Chinese, Romanian and Estonian ...more