Speculative Fiction in Translation: Solaris

Solaris by Stanislaw Lem originally published in Polish in 1961 first translated into English from the French version (by Jean-Michel Jasiensko, 1966) by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox (1970) first direct Polish-to-English translation by Bill Johnston (2011) *contains spoilers Much has been written about Solaris over the years, including the differences between the Polish-to-French-to-English translation … Continue reading Speculative Fiction in Translation: Solaris

Speculative Fiction in Translation: The Old Axolotl: Hardware Dreams

The Old Axolotl: Hardware Dreams by Jacek Dukaj translated from the Polish by Stanley Bill Allegro March 16, 2015 160 pages This isn’t your grandfather’s reading experience, and that’s the point. Jacek Dukaj, Poland’s most famous living sci-fi writer, has created a multi-dimensional text that explores what it means to be a human versus a … Continue reading Speculative Fiction in Translation: The Old Axolotl: Hardware Dreams