Fantasy on the rise?

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Fantasy on the rise?

18. 12. 2019 15:25

"Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along." Do you know this Terry Pratchett quote? Many Slovaks do. Fantasy fand sci-fi have been recently gaining more and more popularity also among Slovak readers. What is, however, even more interesting, is that in Slovakia there is also a rising number of fantasy authors.

Writing fantasy
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How does fantasy written in English, with all its language and symbolic issues translate into Slovak? Zuzana Botiková discussed this with Vladislav Gális, "the main" Slovak Terry Pratchett translator.

Translating fantasy
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Zuzana Botiková, Photo: Flickr/Farley Santos

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