Review of “I’m Going to Meet My Brother” (1963)

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Vladislav Krapivin (writer).

Read in 2020.

Read in The Molecular Café (1968).

A twelve-year old is shocked by the unexpected return of the Magellan, an interstellar FTL explorer with a crew of five, hundreds of years after it was expected back and declared lost.

The translation could have used just a little more work, but the curious style shines through it. I get a faint vibe of Takahata Isao, something very sensitive to the world of the child’s senses and imagination.

References here: The Midnight Sky (2020).

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