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New Russian translation of A Voyage to Arcturus
18 September 2019

A new Russian translation of A Voyage to Arcturus is published this month by AST (who published a previous translation in 2004) in a hardback edition of 1,500 copies.

The translator, Ksenia Egorova, is a molecular biology research fellow speciliasing in bioinformatics, who translates in her free time. As well as Lindsay's Arcturus, she has translated works by Anne McCaffrey, Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Dirda, Cornelia Funke, Ted Chiang, Harlan Ellison, Paolo Bacigalupi and Cory Doctorow, among others.

The cover for the new edition is a detail from "Sunset in the Double Star system in Carina constellation" by artist Eldar Zakirov. (The original can be bought from the Saatchi Gallery for £9,480.)

Followup in Jewish Review of Books
1 July 2019

The letters page of the Summer 2019 issue of the Jewish Review of Books contains two letters in response to Michael Weingrad's article in the previous issue, on Harold Bloom's novel The Flight to Lucifer and its debt to David Lindsay and C S Lewis (as mentioned in a previous Violet Apple news item). There's also a reply to these letters from Weingrad himself.

One of the letters, I have to admit, is from me, as I was graciously invited to write in after the editor of the Review saw my comment in that previous Violet Apple news item about Lindsay's influence on Lewis, and how this complicated Weingrad's conclusion. Judging influence is never going to be an exact science, but considering the matter did also prompt me to add an article to this site on the ways in which Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus may have influenced Lewis's Space Trilogy.

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