The Translators is a darkly humorous sci-fi epic presented as a series of documents. Outsiders struggle with alien culture and the morality of survival while rescuing oppressed aliens.
I wanted to answer three questions with this work: What is the power of language? Why do we never hear about people having boring jobs in Star Trek? What does it mean to survive?
In the words of novelist Wilton Barnhardt, “it starts like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and ends like Macbeth.”
The Translators is a darkly humorous sci-fi epic presented as a series of documents. Outsiders – Our Heroes – struggle with alien cultures and the morality of survival while trying to rescue an oppressed alien species.
In this sci-fi novel the universe is controlled by the aliens called the Translators who have gained power through superior communications and technology. The Translators’ mission is technically peaceful, but their bureaucratic, hierarchal society is prone to corruption.
It’s a multiple perspective piece, so the best way to get a sense of it is to learn about the characters.
Click to meet one of Our Heroes:
Don’t discount the villains – They can be shockingly persuasive.