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Zyskish

By Adam Roberts | February 14, 2011
Categories: Book News

So here are “Projekt Stalin” and “Opowieść Zombilijna”, two of my novels rendered into the ancient and beautiful language of Poland and published there by the excellently-named publisher, Zysk i S-ka. I can't judge the skill of the translation, lacking Polish; but I can report that these are lovely examples of book-production, inside as well as out. Projekt Stalin has a some lovely in-cover art and touches, not least a rather startling apparition of, er, me in amongst the saucers on the inside-front cover:

But easier on the eye are the divisions between parts:

And the endpapers:

The UK edition of the Scrooge/Zombie title had illustrations by Zom Leech; but he won't mind that Zysk have commissioned their own striking work:


As I tweeted, upon receipt: 'In the post: copies of Projekt Stalin and Opowieść Zombilijna. Very cool. That the latter is thinner than the former makes me want to sing: 'Zombilijna, Zombilijna, tiny little thing/Zombilijna dance, Zombilijna sing.'

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