Thursday, March 7, 2013
Your Bulgarian Galactus
This is another thing that I felt fell through the cracks last year and didn't get the attention it deserved. Your eyes don't deceive you: that is Galactus on the cover of an unrelated foreign science-fiction book. No one seems to know for certain if the image is a swipe or wholly original. At least, I haven't run across anyone that knew.
This came from here, and it turns out to be BULGARIAN. Kabuki Katze did some poking around on it, and it is a collection of SF short stories originally written in English and translated into Bulgarian. The title is "Сборник - Английски фантастични разкази", and Google offered "Corpus - English Fiction Stories" as the meaning for that. So yes, this is your chance to read the likes of H.G. Wells and Michael Moorcock in Bulgarian. Or should I say Хърбърт Уелс and Майкъл Муркок?
The book is from 1986, and the art on the cover is credited to Венцеслав Веселинов (Wenceslas Veselinov). My top Google match for that name is a dentist, so I don't know much about him yet. The mystery of Bulgarian Galactus persists!