Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.

15.39: Translation, with special guest Alex Shvartsman

Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, and Lari, with guest Alex Shvartsman

Translation is fantastically complex. In this episode Lari and Alex help us navigate those complexities, both from the standpoint of the translator, and from the standpoint of the author seeking to have their work translated.

Credits: This episode was mastered by Alex Jackson.

Homework: Write a story in which the characters are in trouble because of a linguistic misunderstanding.

Thing of the week: “The Green Hills of Dmitry Totzkiy,” by Eldar Safin, (English translation by Alex Shvartsman).

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