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Clarkesworld: Chinese Science Fiction Translation Project Posted at 9:18 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

There’s a whole world of great science fiction published in other languages. Help us translate and publish them in Clarkesworld!

I heard about the Clarkesworld KickStarter project on The Coode Street Podcast and was reminded of it by SF Signal this morning.  Clarkesworld is seeking funding to make translated fiction a part of every issue going forward.  Thev’re reached their initial goal already so the Chinese fiction is a go.  Now they’re stretching out to add fiction from other countries as well so they still need more funds.  Check out their Kickstarter page for full details and to pledge!

 

CLANG! Posted at 8:47 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Check out this awesome Kickstarter project headed up by famed SF authors Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear. Their goal is to raise $500K to fund a new interactive sword fighting video game. From Neal’s intro:

In the last couple of years, affordable new gear has come on the market that makes it possible to move, and control a swordfighter’s actions, in a much more intuitive way than pulling a plastic trigger or pounding a key on a keyboard. So it’s time to step back, dump the tired conventions that have grown up around trigger-based sword games, and build something that will enable players to inhabit the mind, body, and world of a real swordfighter.

Sounds like the kind of project WWEnders can appreciate. What do you think?  Is it time to pledge?