Turkish Science Fiction in Translation


A commenter on this blog asked whether any Turkish science fiction was available in English. I put that question to the successful fantasy writer Barış Müstecaplıoğlu, whose work has been translated into several languages, including Chinese. He told me that in the scifi genre Levent Şenyürek’s The Book of Madness was available in English (Turkish title Çıldırtan Kitap). Booklist called it “excellent, intelligent entertainment”.

What’s impressive about these entirely this-world, mostly this-time tales is their mainstream feel, more like Bradbury’s and Vonnegut’s mid-twentieth-century work than most current sf hands essay.

And here’s a more extensive review.

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