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Old August 13 2013, 03:38 AM   #1
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DS9 The Dominion novella being released in German in Canada

Here's something unusual: Cross Cult, the German publisher of Trek books right now, has released a Kobo version of the "Worlds Of DS9" 'The Dominion' novella in German in Canada!

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/...FYo65wodaWYAAA

I don't remember the last time a German version of a Trek book was released in Canada. French, yes, German, no.
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Old August 13 2013, 05:31 AM   #2
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Re: DS9 The Dominion novella being released in German in Canada

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I don't remember the last time a German version of a Trek book was released in Canada. French, yes, German, no.
Does B&N sell ebooks there, or are they US-only? They've had the German books available for a while now...
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Old August 13 2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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Re: DS9 The Dominion novella being released in German in Canada

Interesting that the translation of the title is "Fall of the Gods".
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Old August 13 2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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"Novella" is a misstatement -- all six Worlds of DS9 installments were long enough to qualify as novels, albeit short ones.
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Old August 14 2013, 08:57 AM   #5
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Re: DS9 The Dominion novella being released in German in Canada

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Interesting that the translation of the title is "Fall of the Gods".
Is that not exactly what the original English title implied, albeit rather more poetically?

It does annoy me slightly though, when translations take out all the poetry of originals, leaving it at base denotative meaning. I know you have to be wary of idiomatic mis-translations, but Olympus Descending isn't really an English idiom, is it? Maybe German culture just doesn't reference Greek myth as easily as British/American/Canadian culture does, I don't really know.

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Old August 14 2013, 10:22 AM   #6
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Maybe German culture just doesn't reference Greek myth as easily as British/American/Canadian culture does, I don't really know.
I don't know but "Abstieg vom Olymp" is being used quite often in German. Though it might have a slightly different connotation because it typically refers to a single person coming down from a high position. "Olympus descending" sounds to me more like the whole olymp is falling apart, which might be what was supposed to be alluded to in the novel.
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Old August 14 2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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I guess they could have translated it as Götterdämmerung if they would have aimed to keep a poetical title, but overall I don't mind the translation they used.
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