Late last week, I got news that “Il paese della giovinezza” (The Country of the Young) was about to be published. It’s an ebook collection of some of my SF stories in Italian translation, which is very exciting!
The collection, which was edited by Francesco Verso and published by Future Fiction, includes the following stories:
- “The Country of the Young” (Interzone 219, November 2008)
- “Sarging Rasmussen: A Report by Organic” (Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic Science Fiction, 2010)
- “The Bodhisattvas” (Subterranean Magazine, Spring 2010)
- “Alone with Gandhari” (Clarkesworld #42, March 2010.)
The cover art shows the protagonist in the title story, and was created by Chiara Topo, of the Scuola Internazionale di Comics di Roma—it’s a very effective and creepy evocation of the anti-aging treatment in the story, juxtaposed with the toxic dust that permeates the story’s setting.
The translation was by Fabiano Fiore, who deserves an award for finding a way to express in Italian all the craziness in “Sarging Rasmussen” alone.
I hope Italy’s SF fans enjoy it, and would like to thank everyone involved for making this happen!