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Grandpa had won Tastiest Ribs at the BBQ Showdown for fifteen years running, and I wasn't about to let him down now.
The Samovar site is under construction. From our introductory post on the Strange Horizons Azimuth:
Our plan is to publish respectful English-language translations of speculative fiction stories and poems from around the world alongside the originals, and to provide readers with a closer view of different traditions through podcasts, reviews, interviews, and articles.…
Freelance is what I've always wanted to do though, so when I got laid off from my full-time, I sort of resolved to making it work.
And remember this is biting / bit by bit at bitterness.