Speculative Fiction in Translation: The Mission

The Mission by Péter Zsoldos translated from the Hungarian by András Szabados Profiford Bt. May 6, 2018 (originally published in Hungarian in 1971) 190 pages Péter Zsoldos (1930-1997)  was a Hungarian speculative fiction author in the US-UK tradition, focusing in his work on space exploration, mind-transference, and robots. Of his most well-known work, Feladat (The Mission, … Continue reading Speculative Fiction in Translation: The Mission

#WorldKidLitWednesday: Francesco Tirelli's Ice Cream Shop

Very few people have heard of Francesco Tirelli, one of the multitude of unsung heroes and heroines of World War II. Nor have they heard about how this Italian gelato aficionado emigrated to Hungary, opened a successful ice cream parlor in the middle of Budapest, and, years later, quietly saved many of his Jewish friends … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: Francesco Tirelli's Ice Cream Shop