Olša, Jaroslav, Jr

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(1964-    ) Czech and Czechoslovak diplomat whose posts include those of Ambassador to Zimbabwe (2000-2006), South Korea (2008-2014) and the Philippines (2014-2018); designated Consul General in Los Angeles (since mid-2020); author of books on history, art and literature of Asia and Africa; also sf editor, translator and bibliographer. Olša started the major Czechoslovak fanzine Ikarie XB (1986-1989), which turned into the first Czechoslovak and Czech sf monthly magazine Ikarie (published 1990-2010, now published as XB-1) of which he was for a time assistant editor. His major role in sf studies has been as co-editor of the Czech Encyklopedie literatury science fiction ["Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Literature"] (1995) with Ondřej Neff. He has edited about a dozen sf Anthologies, among them the first anthologies of Czech sf in English (published in India), Ndebele and Korean. He has contributed to Czech, Polish, German and other sf publications, also to Locus and Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction; has compiled bibliographies of Czech and Slovak fanzines; and wrote entries for this encyclopedia. [JO]

Jaroslav Olša Jr

born Prague, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]: 4 August 1964




works as editor

works as translator

  • Janusz A Zajdel. Limes Inferior ["Limes Inferior"] (Prague, Czechoslovakia: Odeon, 1989) [novel: trans from Polish: pb/Adolf Born]
    • Janusz A Zajdel. Limes Inferior ["Limes Inferior"] (Prague, Czech Republic: Triton, 2012) [pb/] [exp of the above: trans from Polish: pb/Adolf Born]



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