Thursday, March 8, 2012

Awesomeness: Help The Star Get Translated Into English

You may have already seen this on a few other blogs, but La Estrella (The Star) is a YA novel by Javi Araguz and Isabel Hiero currently published only in Spanish and Portuguese. It's described as fantasy, "greenpunk," dystopia, romance, and adventure. A synopsis is below:

Centuries ago a catastrophe turned Linde into a hostile place. Since then, the survivors have learned to live in isolation within the boundaries of the Safe Limits. But the planet is constantly subjected to a change in shape and people are lost, never to return. After a violent planetary transformation, Lan, a courageous girl from the Salvia clan, wakes up in the middle of the desert, only to be rescued by her worst enemy.

Anyway, a request is going out here that La Estrella be published in English (or any other language besides the original). Isn't that cool?! I'm always interested in books, especially speculative fiction ones, that aren't from English-speaking countries. Too few of them seem to find their way into translation, so this is a great opportunity to increase their audience!


  1. hey susanna! i have not heard of this book, but it sounds fantastic!! thanks for posting this, i sent in my request :)

  2. Great news! I had heard of La Estrella when it was published last year, I asked the author if it would ever be translated- and got no answer:( So this is great, I hope an english translation will be coming soon.