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In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Tamara Romero's "Esmeralda (Spanish)," read by David Bowles.



Tamara Romero was born in Barcelona. She writes speculative and bizarro fiction in both Spanish and English. She is the author in English of Her Fingers (Eraserhead Press, 2012), and in Spanish of the books Arcana (Ciudad Escalera #1) (self-published), ¡Pérfidas! (Aristas Martínez, 2014), and La momia y la niñera (Sociedad Júpiter, 2016). Her short fiction has been featured in Visiones, Presencia Humana, and Supersonic Magazine, among others. Her story "El aeropuerto del fin del mundo" ("The Airport at the End of the World") won an Ignotus Award in 2014. You can visit her online at www.tamararomero.com.
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22 Apr 2024

We’d been on holiday at the Shoon Sea only three days when the incident occurred. Dr. Gar had been staying there a few months for medical research and had urged me and my friend Shooshooey to visit.
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For a long time now you’ve put on the shirt of the walls,/just as others might put on a shroud.
Tu enfiles longuement la chemise des murs,/ tout comme d’autres le font avec la chemise de la mort.
The little monster was not born like a human child, yelling with cold and terror as he left his mother’s womb. He had come to life little by little, on the high, three-legged bench. When his eyes had opened, they met the eyes of the broad-shouldered sculptor, watching them tenderly.
Le petit monstre n’était pas né comme un enfant des hommes, criant de froid et de terreur au sortir du ventre maternel. Il avait pris vie peu à peu, sur la haute selle à trois pieds, et quand ses yeux s’étaient ouverts, ils avaient rencontré ceux du sculpteur aux larges épaules, qui le regardaient tendrement.
We're delighted to welcome Nat Paterson to the blog, to tell us more about his translation of Léopold Chauveau's story 'The Little Monster'/ 'Le Petit Monstre', which appears in our April 2024 issue.
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