Oh, and Look, the Korean Version of Zoe’s Tale Arrived at the House Today

Here’s what that looks like. It’s always fun to look at the foreign covers.

15 Comments on “Oh, and Look, the Korean Version of Zoe’s Tale Arrived at the House Today”

  1. Out of curiosity, what cover depicts one of your characters in a manner that most closely resembles the picture you have of them in your head?

  2. GREAT! Now, you might not imagine it, but I having your books in Korean means I can teach them in English, and we get to talk about your worlds in my English classes. I would much rather use your science fiction than Orson Scott’s, since I like your worlds. (I still teach Ender’s Game, since my kids get the fact that there is something really really wrong with that book.)

    I can’t promise you riches, but I can tell you that having this out in Korea gets you both twenty copies of the Korean, and twenty copies of the English. I’ll send you a picture the next time we read one in class.

  3. crotchetyoldfan – The Crotchety Old Fan is Steve Davidson, also know as Rimworlder on many SF forums. Steve maintains the Rim Worlds Concordance project which is devoted to the works of A. Bertram Chandler and his most enduring character - Commodore John Grimes of the Rim Worlds Naval Reserve. Grimes is science fiction’s original ‘Horatio Hornblower of Space’. More information about Chandler, Grimes and the Rim Worlds can be found at www.rimworlds.com. Steve also maintains a visual index of volume 1, number 1 pulp science fiction magazines on the same website and is a devoted collector of the same. ‘I’m an ‘old’ SF fan, which you can take whichever way you like, as I love the old masters (Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, E.F. Russell, Piper, Cordwainer Smith) and I’m well beyond the age you’re not supposed to trust anymore’. This blog is devoted to an investigation of the growing divide between ‘old’ - or ‘classic’ science fiction and the moderan literary genre that is currently sold under the same name. Steve has also begun writing reviews for www.SFReader.com, expects to be doing the same for www.SFSignal.com, and is contributing various non-fiction pieces to various other websites, all of them concerned with science fiction of one stripe or another. Early in 2008 he became completely disappointed with the SciFi Channel and created The Classic Science Fiction Channel website that gathers links to public domain radio, television, film and literary properties. Steve had a successful non-fiction writing career - writing articles and books dealing primarily with the paintball industry (Four books and several hundred articles including editorializing, product reviews, sports reporting, educational and more) - which he has since given up in favor of blogging and fiction. (Leaving the paintball industry after 25 years.) One final book on this subjected is scheduled to be released in early 2009 (A Parent's Guide To Paintball). Current work on fiction includes several completed novellettes/novellas curently in submission hell and various chapters of three novels. Freely distributed current work - including several chapters of a science fiction/paintball novel and a pulp/comic book/fairy tale mashup can be found on his website.
    Steve Davidson

    yes it is, especially since I have one, though I failed to get John to sign it at Boskone because I wanted to bother him about other things.

  4. heh, they translated “old-man’s war” into “the elderlys’ war”. that’s not exactly how i thought of the series.

  5. Shawn – Ohio, USA – Early to bed, early or whirlybird or something. Bored now, bye. Don't step on any Lego's 'cause it _Hurts_!
    Shawn T

    ” “Out of curiosity, what cover depicts one of your characters in a manner that
    most closely resembles the picture you have of them in your head?” ”
    “The SubPress limited cover.”
    http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/zoes_tale ?

    I took the q. as general, not specific to “Zoe’s Tale,” but I suppose that talking
    about other novel’s covers would be off topic here.

    IMO. she doesn’t look sneaky enough on that cover, but it /is/ a good one, more
    like the artist has at least skimmed the book than most cover art demonstrates.

  6. Shawn – Ohio, USA – Early to bed, early or whirlybird or something. Bored now, bye. Don't step on any Lego's 'cause it _Hurts_!
    Shawn T

    Heh, but Zoe’d know better than to look sneaky, wouldn’t she.

  7. Hangul is the Korean alphabet. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the consonants (sounds) for f, r, v, and z. They substitute b for f, so instead of fish, they say bish; substitute l for r, so Lonald instead of Ronald, actually Lo-nal-duh. V is like f, they substitute b sound, so biolin instead of violin. And, finally, Koreans substitute the j sound for z, so Zoe sounds like Joey. Thus why the book cover actually read’s Joey’s Tale, or Jo-e E-yah-gi.

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