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This story was originally written in French and has been translated into English.
Main Fiction: “Sense of Wonder 2.0” by Laurent Queyssi, translated by Edward Gauvin
Originally published in The New Accelerator Issue #2.
Based in Bordeaux, France, Laurent Queyssi is the author of six novels for young and adult readers, most recently Allison, a coming-of-age tale about superpowers and ’90s music. He has also written for comics, and translated authors from Grant Morrison to Alastair Reynolds. He wrote his dissertation on Philip K. Dick and devoted a later essay to James Bond. This story, previously published in TheNew Accelerator, is featured in his critically acclaimed 2012 collection Like a Demented Robot Reprogrammed at Halftime. With Étienne Barillier, he co-hosts the podcast Le Palais des Déviants and runs Fahrenheit, a site dedicated to exploring the personal libraries of book lovers. Visit his site and sign up for his weekly newsletter, Alone in Zanzibar!
Edward Gauvin has received fellowships and residencies from PEN America, the NEA, the Fulbright program, the Lannan Foundation, and the French Embassy. His work has won the John Dryden Translation prize and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and been nominated for the French-American Foundation and Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prizes. Other publications have appeared in F&SF, Asimov’s, Pseudopod, Podcastle, The New York Times, Harper’s, and World Literature Today. The translator of more than 200 graphic novels, he is a contributing editor for comics at Words Without Borders.
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