Far Rainbow Paperback – 26 Aug 2004
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I immediately started comparing the two. I think this is a better translation. Compare these sentences from the first pages:
Now he could see the sky , streaked with cloud, and the identification lights on the girders of the sixty-foot tower.
Now he could see the sky, swathed in clouds, and the red warning light at the twenty-yard level on the tower supports.
Of course I don't know which of these really conveys what was originally written in Russian, but the Fredonia obviously paints a more clear picture for me. The Macmillan, I'm not really clear what's going on. What is the light warning us about? How tall is the tower? Is it important to the story? I end up stuck here for a minute and then move on, hoping it will be made clear later. The Fredonia translation has none of that mystery and doesn't pull me away from the story. The Macmillan translation has a lot of this sort of thing and I never really feel like I'm on the right track with the story.
So, yes this is worth $22, if you're into collecting Strugatsky translations and reading their work. I'm happy I bought this.
On the research colony Far Rainbow, something has happened.
Something that cannot be stopped.
How do the colonists react?
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