non Anlo-Saxon SF/F writers

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  1. JNK

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    Foins therad remined me, that there are lot of non English writing authors, which are frequently not translated into english... However since we are international group, and some of us speak several languages, I decided to share some of these authors with you and I hope you will do the same:

    Russian:
    Alexander Kazantsev
    Evgenij Guliakovskii
    Kir Bulychev
    Alexander Melentyevich Volkov
    Alexander Belyayev

    German:
    Peter lorenz
    Heiner Rank
    Markus Heitz

    Polish:
    Stanislav Lem

    Lithuanian:
    Banguolis Balaševičius

    French:
    Francis Carsac
     
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    Ah this is Nice! Perhaps i could read some french or german, but the others are a bit of a problem :p.

    I don't know any dutch fantasy writers except for one author, she's called Tonke Dragt and she wrote a few books that i think belong to the fantasy genre, although they are children's books. And although they are meant for kids, i know adults who read them too because they're great! They made a film of one of her books too :).
     
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    if you can read french definitely try Francis Carsac, especially: Ceux de nulle part, La vermine du lion and Les Robinsons du Cosmos

    German: Markus Heitz is nice fantasy dude, but i think some of his stuff is translated to English...

    and if you can get Die Ohnmacht der Allmächtigen by Heiner Rank, go for it!!!
     
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    I'll add to that list Italian author Umberto Eco, that while he's not a fantasy writer so much, he is one of the best mystery writers around... The Name of the Rose is one of my top ten all time favorite novels. Thank goodness it was translated into English.
     
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    The only one I've read is Stanislaw Lem, and that in translation. What I'd like to find is an English translation of Karel Capek.
     
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    Totally agree!! :)
     
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    Is the french stuff sci-fi? I don't like sci-fi unfortunately :(.
     
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    yeah war with salamanders was pretty cool!

    yeah most in my list are scifi, but french stuff is not really typical SF... it's more adventure books, only action is in some planet... I'm pretty positive you'd like it...
     
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    I don't like sci-fi unfortunately

    I don't like sci-fi unfortunately

    I don't like sci-fi unfortunately

    I don't like sci-fi unfortunately

    I don't like sci-fi unfortunately


    IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?! You dont like, Star Wars, Firefly, Star Trek, Stargate(i dont like this one) ?! AND LIK GAZZILION of good movies?
     
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    yeah that sounds terrible, especially when you put it this way :)
     
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    whahahahahha :p i do like star wars very much!!! but i haven't watched any other sci-fi stuff... and i just don't read it...don't know why but i just don't want to...but i will i will i promise! and then i'll let you know if i liked them :D.
     
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    May I add
    German: Oliver Plaschka
    Russian: Sergej Lukianenko
     
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    I would add these (not sure, which of these are translated into English and which aren't):

    French: Pierre Grimbert
    Italian: Licia Troisi
    Russian: Alexey Pehov
    German: Michael Peinkofer, Bernhard Hennen, Walter Moers
     
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    I can definitely say that at least his Dwarves series is translated into English because I have books 12, and 4 (mix up, my mom thought it was book 3 because she didn't see any others and so yea but still a great Christmas present which I have yet to finish.

    again he is also translated into English, at least some of his stuff because I have the English version of Shadow Prowler.

    the only two authors I would add (and I do believe they have some works translated but I don't think all of them are) are

    German: Wolfgang Hohlben
    Russian: Dmitry Glukhovsky (not sure if he fits because the only series I know of by him is a post apocalypse series, which could be considered sci-fi to some I guess)