Over at Wired, Bruce Sterling has run a press release from leading Finnish magazine editor, Toni Jerrman, about the fine Finnish science fiction available in English at the moment. We contacted Toni and asked for information about translations.
Hannu Rajaniemi is a very clever guy. There’s no mention of a translator for “Elegy for a Young Elk” so he probably did it himself, but the English publication is, we believe, new this year. We suspect that The Quantum Thief was written directly in English.
Johanna Sinisalo’s story, ”Bear’s Bride”, was translated by Liisa Rantalaiho.
Tiina Raevaara “My creator, my creation” was translated by Hildi Hawkins & Soila Lehtonen.
J. Pekka Mäkelä’s ”Thirty More Years” was translated by Owen F. Witesman.
We believe that all of these stories are eligible for our awards. (The Mäkelä was translated in 2009, but apparently not published until this year.)