Every year, more than 10.000 new Science Fiction, Fantasy and horror tiles
are published in the U.S.A. Only 20 new titles are published in the
same period in Romania; of these 20, some are classic novels, sure to
sell, titles that have low publishing costs; others are novels of
doubtful literary value, that had the benefit of being adapted for
screen. Of course, some new good titles get to see the print, but
their number is very limited.
most of us are not tied to the Romanian publishing houses; we can
read in more than one language, and we have access to the Internet;
we can buy online the books we like, and we can read them in the
format and language we prefer; the only true challenge is the
I am no
literary critic, I surely don’t read ten thousand books every
year, probably not even one hundred, but I do read a lot, I have
preferred authors, publishers and publishing houses that I follow.
is aimed to the people who can read in at least one other language
besides Romanian, and are interested in Science Fiction literature.
write reviews for books not yet translated in Romanian, as well as
post a sample from the book; if you enjoy it, you can buy the book in
the format and language of your choosing. If you can not read in
English, I hope the review will be sufficient, because I will not
translate the sample.
waiting for your reaction, but please:
not request reviews for a specific book; if you are interested in a
title, you can either buy the book, or search the web for a review.
The purpose of the blog is to present books and authors that you do
not write reviews for books already translated in Romanian, the
reason is the same.
not send books on e-mail, or put them on content sharing websites;
these actions violate the intellectual property rights. The sample
content from books that I post, is made public by authors, or
publishing houses on their own website.
I end by
announcing you that the frequency of posts is one article every week.