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Draconic Sequel In The Works

A few days ago, director Igor Tsay – known for his work on Day Watch (2006), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), and Lucky Trouble (2011) – pitched the sequel to He Is A Dragon on behalf of Bazelevs to the … Continue reading

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He’s a Dragon: International Titles

In the world of dragons, one’s name bears sacred meaning and tells tales of ancestries and bloodlines. Interestingly, the title of the film adaptation of The Ritual has been translated in a variety of ways. Worldwide, the film is known … Continue reading

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Vita Nostra arriving 2018 at HarperCollins!

We’re happy to announce plans for Vita Nostra by HarperCollins in Fall of 2018! Here are David Pomerico, our editor at Voyager, Julia Hersey, translator of Vita Nostra and core member of Team Dyachenko,  and our literary agent Josh Getzler … Continue reading

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Living Room Conversation: Henry Lion Oldie

Dear Readers! Today’s guests are old friends and fellow fantasy writers. Dmitry Gromov and Oleg Ladyzhensky (working under the pseudonym Henry Lion Oldie) are Kharkov-based writers, dramatists, poets and publicists working in tandem. Awarded “Best Author” at Eurocon 2006 among … Continue reading

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Grossman, Gaiman, and Gogol: Harper Voyager Acquires English Translation of Russian Fantasy Vita Nostra

From The words vita nostra, or “our life,” come from an old Latin student anthem “Gaudeamus”: “Vita nostra brevis est, Brevi finietur” or “Our life is brief, It will shortly end…” In Sergey Dyachenko and Marina Shyrshova-Dyachenko’s fantasy Vita … Continue reading

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Living Room Conversations: Eugene Lukin

Dear friends! Today’s guest is a very unique author. Eugene Lukin writes humorous fantasy, which traces its roots to Apuleius’ The Golden Ass and  Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. In Russian literature, this genre was developed by Gogol, Bulgakov, the Strugatski brothers, … Continue reading

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Images inspired by The Scar – courtesy of our VK fan page run by Artem Tsvetkov, theworldinsideout. Perhaps, an idea for a weekly post? 

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Happy Birthday, Marina!

On January 23rd we celebrate Marina’s birthday, with flowers and warm wishes! May this year be amazing and full of inspiration!

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“Age of Witches” Illustrations

Here comes a new set of illustrations: this time for the 2000 edition of Age of Witches, published by Kalvaria Publishing House in Lvov, Ukraine. The artist is Mikhail Yevshin! In case you’re not familiar with “Age of Witches”, here’s … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We wish you a wonderful night and an even better year, filled with wonder and adventure! Best wishes, Marina and Sergey Dyachenko

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