La señora de los laberintos
Lady of Mazes is out in Spanish, and getting great reviews
I basically wrote Lady of Mazes for Europe. I thought that of all people, Europeans would understand what I was getting at when I talked about a world of customizable realities and a technology of cultural preservation. Canadians too, I hasten to add; I was lamenting aloud about the death of the counterculture to a Quebecois friend of mine, and he said, "The counterculture isn't dead. It's other countries." (This statement will make perfect sense to the Quebecois, and to Europeans and pretty well anybody in the world--except Anglos and particularly mainstream Americans--because everywhere in the world must constantly compare their own cultural productions to those of America. It's not a bad thing, necessarily; it's just something we're all aware of all the time.)
So I'm delighted that thanks to the staff at the Factory of Ideas, and the hard work of my translator, Virginia Sanmartín López, Lady of Mazes is now available in Spanish, from a variety of booksellers including casadellibro.com and IberLibro.com. It's also getting good reviews--for instance this one in Literatura Prospectiva and this one by LiteRatos. (Both reviews acknowledge that it's a difficult read, and that, of course, was the case for many people with the English edition, too. I refused to dumb down this book.)
One thing that particularly delights me, for no reason, is that the round-trip translation through Google of Lady of Mazes, to La Senora de los Laberintos and back to English, is The Lady of the Labyrinth. Which, perhaps even better than my original, indicates just who it is I'm alluding to here.