Recently I’ve been a bit absent from the blog while I’ve been working on somethings in the background. Some of those things haven’t congealed yet, but I’m happy to announce that one of the has. I’m happy to announce that I have a new site, A Wild Book Chase.
A Wild Book Chase, represents a centralization of my web presence. Previously I’ve been using this site as a showcase, and using a blogger site or the lion share of my blogging. With the launch of A Wild Book Chase, I have merged the two on a Drupal site. In addition to blogging and pointing out my own cleverness, I will also be posting a large section of my, Bibliography of Science Fiction Translated into English, and creating a U.S. Government Information Pathfinder 2.0.
I’ll keep this site up as long as it remains free, but in all likelihood this will be my last update.
Well, not really.
But I am currently in the process of centralizing my web presence on a new hosted Drupal 7 site. As I’ve been working on the project, I’ve been writing some blog posts that I hope to share with you soon.
The reason for the switch is in large part driven by the easy of converting my bibliographic work into a web based framework. Drupal’s flexibility and database oriented architecture should also make maintaining and updating such resources easier. Plus those resources should also be more usable.
For now, I’m going to take down the government information guide, and a few other pieces of content. They’ll be the first things I rebuild in the new site.
Catch you on the flip side
I have a new post over at my blog addressing the recent ranking of a Masters in a library related field as the worst one to get by Forbes. I’m really excited to hear that a lot of people have like it. It’s by far my most popular non-hack library school post to date.
Running business well relies on having good information. Forbes as a business publication should probably be doing a better job checking it’s facts. You can make an argument, as Forbes does that MLISs are a bad degree, you’d be using the wrong information to do it though.
Read the rest here!
Crossposted from wildbookchase.blospot.com
Below is an example of what I have been working on. As my search for Science Fiction translated into English begins to slow down and reach completion (at least as close as I can get). I’ve been pulling entries from my database out into a Microsoft Word document and preparing my manuscript. I’ve chosen Swedish as my sample entry because it is brief but also high lights some of the features of my work. Where I have had comments about the general publishing trends in a particular language, I have noted them at the top before any entries. Where I am able to categories a collection I have included categories as well as an abstract. When the bibliography is complete I hope to have annotations for all entries as well as categories listed for every novel and as many of the collections and anthologies as possible.
Scandinavian genera fiction has garnered significant attention as Steig Larson’s Millennial Trilogy has dominated the best seller list. There are several other well know mystery writer writing in Norwegian and Finnish as well. This attention has not as of yet translated into a publishing boom, however, Scandinavia has a thriving Science Fiction Community. Mikael Niemi, is one example of how Scandinavian authors are encountering Science Fiction and bending its tropes to their own creative will.
This post is crossposted from my blog at blogspot of the same name.
As many of you know (at this point) I am working on a bibliography of Science Fiction translated into English, published between 2006 and 2010. One resource I have relied on is the Science Fiction And Fantasy translation Awards website. On June 16th, the awards were announced at Eurocon in Stockholm, Sweden. The creation of this award will I believe be instrumental in helping more translated works get published. It will also help create an incentive for translators to be recognized in indexing and creating metadata for magazines publishing Science Fiction. As it stands now translators can easily slip away into the sands of history. I want to applaud the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards board, and wish them success in continuing this years success forward.
The results of the first Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards: