100 Must-Read Works of Speculative Fiction In Translation

There’s a great big world out there, filled with accomplished authors writing in every language. Speculative fiction is an especially vibrant genre, and with works like Cixin Liu’s award-winning Three-Body Problem garnering much-deserved applause here in the U.S., and multiple anthologies of Spanish-language fiction becoming available, there’s never been a better time to build your TBR list.

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message 1: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Wow, fantastic list. Thank you, once again, Aubrey! You ROCK!


message 2: by Melanti (last edited Jan 08, 2017 09:02AM) (new)

Melanti For anyone keeping an eye on the list integrity, I found one of the 4 missing books on Goodreads and found enough data to add another, so there are now 98 books on the list with 2 still missing.

I've adjusted the list description appropriately.

I'm seeing praise blurbs for Recipearium everywhere but no ISBN and it doesn't seem to be for sale yet on the publisher's website. This might be a forthcoming title.

Can't find any info at all on the one by Jagadananda Roy. The original, yes. Translation, no. How must-read can it be if it's not even available anymore? If it ever was.


message 3: by Melanti (new)

Melanti RecipeArium has now been published and I've added it to the list.


message 4: by Melanti (new)

Melanti Deleting The Mark of Wu: Hidden Paths. Not only is it not on the list, it's not even translated fiction.


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