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Magazine: Samovar

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Bibliographic comments: Quarterly webzine published by Strange Horizons, founded in the UK in 2017. Publishes translations

of speculative fiction and poetry and includes contents in their original languages, plus essays, reviews and interviews from

across the world. News highlights not included in issues are also featured at the website.

• Only issues with contents of interest to this library are listed here, highlighted in white.

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Samovar, #1

Laura Friis, Greg West, Sarah Dodd, eds.

27 March 2017

Strange Horizons

Hosted at the Samovar website

Notes:

  •  Fiction, poetry and podcasts are presented in both English and their original languages.

  •  'Wither and Blossom' translated by Suvi Kauppila.

  •  'Faces and Thoughts' translated by James Caron.

  •  'Shira' translated by Lavie Tidhar.

  *  'Celestial Nirvana—written by the Curiosity Rover upon landing on Mars' translated by Annie Sheng.

  •  'Walking' translated by Joseph Tomaras.

Fiction: Suvi Kauppila, Wither and Blossom  //  Abdul wakil Sulamal, Faces and Thoughts  //  Lavie Tidhar, Shira

Poetry: Ko Hua Chen, Celestial Nirvana – Written by the Curiosity Rover Upon Landing on Mars

Podcasts: Suvi Kauppila, Wither and Blossom – read by Anaea Lay  //  Abdul Wakil Sulamal, Faces and Thoughts –

read by Anaea Lay  //  Lavie Tidhar, Shira – read by Anaea Lay  //  Der Nister, Walking – read by Anaea Lay

Editors (alphabetically listed): Sarah Dodd  |  Laura Friis  |  Greg West

Languages: original languages translated into English

ISSN:

Issues: 2017 – present

Websites: Samovar  |  ISFDB

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Samovar, #2

Laura Friis, Greg West, Sarah Dodd, eds.

26 June 2017

Strange Horizons

Hosted at the Samovar website

Notes:

  •  Fiction, poetry and podcasts are presented in both English and their original languages.

  •  'The Person You Are Trying to Reach Is Not Available' translated by Andrea Chapela.

  •  'A Mortal Legend' translated by Kit Maude.

  *  'Five Haiku Poems' translated by Annie Sheng.

Fiction: Andrea Chapela, The Person You Are Trying to Reach Is Not Available  //  Marcelo Cohen, A Mortal Legend

Poetry: Kitaōji Tsubasa, Five Haiku Poems

Interview: Spanish SF/F Now: An Interview with Marian Via Rivera-Womack

Podcasts: Andrea Chapela, The Person You Are Trying to Reach Is Not Available – read by Anaea Lay  //  Marcelo

Cohen, A Mortal Legend – read by Anaea Lay

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Samovar, #3

Laura Friis, Greg West, Sarah Dodd, eds.

25 September 2017

Strange Horizons

Hosted at the Samovar website

Notes:

  •  Fiction and poetry are presented in both English and their original languages. Podcasts appear in issue #4.

  •  'The Gates of Balawat' translated by Maria Haskins.

  •  'The Colour That Defines Me' translated by Stamatis Stamatopoulos.

  •  'After Stonehenge' translated by Salik Shah.

Fiction: Maria Haskins, The Gates of Balawat  //  Stamatis Stamatopoulos, The Colour That Defines Me

Poetry: Salik Shah, After Stonehenge

Essay: Rachel Cordasco, Translator Spotlight

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Samovar, #4

Laura Friis, Greg West, Sarah Dodd, eds.

4 December 2017

Strange Horizons

Hosted at the Samovar website

Notes:

  •  Fiction, poetry and podcasts are presented in both English and their original languages.

  •  'A Day to Remember' translated by Rachel Cordasco.

  •  'Dust' translated by Klaudia Stan.

Fiction: Clelia Farris, A Day to Remember  //  Florin Purluca, Dust

Poetry: Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Noctuary: Dishwasher

Essay: Francesco Verso, A Report from the 4th International Science Fiction Conference in Chengdu

Interview: An interview with Francesco Verso

Podcasts: Clelia Farris, A Day to Remember – read by Anaea Lay  //  Florin Purluca, Dust – read by Anaea Lay  //  

Maria Haskins, The Gates of Balawat – read by Anaea Lay  //  Stamatis Stamatopoulos, The Colour That Defines Me

– read by Anaea Lay

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Samovar, #5

Laura Friis, Greg West, Sarah Dodd, eds.

26 March 2018

Strange Horizons

Hosted at the Samovar website

Notes:

  •  Fiction, poetry and podcasts are presented in both English and their original languages.

  •  'The Photograph Trade' translated by James Caron.

  •  'Walking' translated by Joseph Tomaras.

  •  'Feral' translated by Kristine Ong Muslim.

Fiction: Abdul wakil Salumal, The Photograph Trade  //  Der Nister, Walking

Poetry: Mesándal Virtusio Arguelles, Feral

Podcasts: Abdul wakil Salumal, The Photograph Trade – read by Anaea Lay  //  Mesándal Virtusio Arguelles, Feral

– read by Kristine Ong Muslim

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Samovar, #6

Laura Friis, Greg West, Sarah Dodd, eds.

25 June 2018

Strange Horizons

Hosted at the Samovar website

Notes:

  •  Fiction, poetry and podcasts are presented in both English and their original languages.

  •  'Woodcutter and Crows' translated by Layli Uddin and Mir Rifat Us Saleheen.

  •  'Beyond the Western Pass' translated by Canaan Morse.

  •  'The Origamist' translated by Adam T. Bogár.

Fiction: Shaidul Zahir, Woodcutter and Crows  //  Di An, Beyond the Western Pass

Poetry: Rebeka Sara Szigethy, The Origamist

Podcasts: Shaidul Zahir, Woodcutter and Crows – read by Tahia Tanuzzina  //  Di An, Beyond the Western Pass –

read by Sarah Dodd  //  Rebeka Sara Szigethy, The Origamist – read by Greg West

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Samovar, #7

Laura Friis, Greg West, Sarah Dodd, eds.

24 September 2018

Strange Horizons

Hosted at the Samovar website

Notes:

  •  Fiction, poetry and podcasts are presented in both English and their original languages.

  •  'Children of the Endless Sea' translated by Suvi Kauppila.

  •  'Untilted' translated by Alex Shvartsman.

  •  'Amsterdam 94' translated by Yessica Klein.

Fiction: Suvi Kauppila, Children of the Endless Sea  //  K. A. Teryna, Untilted

Poetry: Cadão Volpato, Amsterdam 94

Podcasts: Suvi Kauppila, Children of the Endless Sea – read by Suvi Kauppila  //  K. A. Teryna, Untilted – read by

Greg West

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Samovar, #10

Laura Friis, Greg West, Sarah Dodd, eds.

24 June 2019

Strange Horizons

Hosted at the Samovar website

Notes:

  •  Fiction and poetry are presented in both English and their original languages.

  •  'Morpheus' translated by Alex Shvartsman.

  •  'The Spider's Widow' translated by Ali Znaidi.

Fiction: K. A. Teryna, Morpheus  //  Houyem Ferchichi, The Spider's Widow

Poetry: Hawad, Exile

Podcast: Houyem Ferchichi, The Spider's Widow – read by Laura Friis

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Samovar, #11

Laura Friis, Greg West, Sarah Dodd, eds.

2 September 2019

Strange Horizons

Hosted at the Samovar website

Notes:

  •  Fiction and poetry are presented in both English and their original languages.

  •  'The Head' translated by Anton Hur.

  •  'Guests from the Sky' translated by Yi Izzy Yu.

Fiction: Bora Chung, The Head  // Ji Yun, Guests from the Sky

Poetry: Carmen Lucía Alvarado, Poet Astronauts

Podcast: Ji Yun, Guests from the Sky – read by Yi Izzy Yu