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Haikasoru in Scotland!

Anywhere near Scotland? Please check out the Leith Festival this weekend. A celebration of all things Leith—tours, sporting events, films, dining—the festival also contains a literature track and we will be there! Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Strangers in A Strange Land

A 14-hour literary mash-up. Where the wonderful, the ordinary and the weird collide…

All events un-ticketed – pay what you can on the door (suggested donation £3 per event)

A lot of great stuff will be here…but here’s the money panel:

17:00 Haikasoru/Simon & Schuster SF SCRAMBLE.
Author and Scotsman SF critic Andrew J. Wilson in discussion with translator Edwin Hawkes on the challenges and rewards of translating genre fiction. Interspersed with readings of the very best of Japanese science fiction, fantasy and horror in English, including a sneak preview of the forthcoming English edition of Tow Ubukata’s phenomenal bestselling Mardock Scramble.

Edwin and pals will be reading from Zoo and other Haikasoru titles, as well as the wonderful Mardock Scramble which, as you might have guessed already, Edwin is in the midst of translating for us. So head on down, and you can tell your friends in 2011 when the book comes out, “Oh, I knew about that months ago…

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