Wednesday, February 10, 2016

「Cli-fi」不是一個行銷術語或書店架上的某個領域,也不是一個文學語詞。它是一個通往未來的密碼,而知道它的人,他知道。

*** All translations created in Taiwan by a good Taiwanese friend, Dr. Sveta Lin. ''Shieh shieh!''

 
 
 
*** Translations into Chinese: 8 more to follow here this week for readers and authors in Taiwan, Taiwan, HK, Macao and Malaysia (and other Chinese-speaking territories)
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 「Cli-fi」不是一個行銷術語或書店架上的某個領域,也不是一個文學語詞。它是一個通往未來的密碼,而知道它的人,他知道。 

        - 丹布隆 (Dan Bloom)

 Cli-fi isn't a marketing term or a bookstore shelving category, and it's more than a literary term. It's a password into the future and those who know it, know.  

       -Dan Bloom, editor, ''The Cli-Fi Report'' http://cli-fi.net

[ 註:cli-fi是climate film的縮寫詞,由Dan Bloom於2008年所創;想用簡單易記的詞,引起人們對於全球暖化及氣候變遷的關注。Dan Bloom素食主義者;其一生的志業是為地球環境盡一份力。
 


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 氣候變遷不只是生活中的事實。它是
人類的靈巧、貪婪、強取豪奪與恐懼的結果。不要恐懼:cli-fi在此。寫下它。 

- 丹布隆

 Climate change is more than a fact of life. It is the result of human ingenuity, greed, rapaciousness and fear. Fear not: cli-fi is here. Write it.

  -- Dan Bloom




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如果cli-fi是一種事物,那麼它是一個選擇你的未來的機會。一扇門通向這裡,另一扇門通向那裡。明智地去選擇:你的後代子孫們正等著。
-- 丹布隆
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''If cli-fi is one thing, it's a chance to choose our future. One door leads here, another door leads there. Choose wisely: Your descendants are waiting. ''

  --Dan Bloom


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如果我們可以看得到二氧化碳,聞得到它,我們會知道它在那裡,而且已經超過負荷了,那麼我們也許能夠撲滅這場火。但它卻是看不到也聞不到的。--丹布隆

If we could see CO2, smell it, know that is there, overloaded, we might be able to put out the fires. But it is invisible, odorless. – Dan Bloom

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很遺憾,但cli-fi就是這麼一回事,在「人類世」。只有三個字寫下厄運。
 
- 丹布隆
 



Sorry to say, but this is how 'cli-fi' is going to be, in the Anthropocene Era. Just 12 letters, spelling ''doom.''
 
- Dan Bloom

 
 


 
 

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第一次見到或聽到響亮的新文學語詞「cli-fi」如果讓你『畏縮』,先別放棄它。隨著時間,你將會知道它是什麼。
 
--- 丹布隆


If on first sight or hearing the rising new literary term "cli-fi" makes you feel strange at first sight, don't give up on it yet. With time, you will come to see it for what it is. 
 
--- Dan Bloom


 

 

 


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我從來沒有遇過我不喜歡的未來。不,那不會是真的。有些未來招致人類的結局。它是很有可能的。選擇你的出路。   --- 丹不隆

I never met a future I didn’t like. No, that can’t be true. Some futures spell the end of humankind. It’s in the cards. Choose your exit.    --- Dan Bloom


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在所有的最佳可能世界裡, cli-fi就不會是必要的。不幸的是, 我們生活在cli-fi的時代。在cli-fi的世界。面對它吧。-- 丹布隆

In the best of all possible worlds, there would be no need for cli-fi. Unfortunately, we live in cli-fi times. In a cli-fi world. Face it.   -- Dan Bloom



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你可能不想走往cli-fi之路,沒關係。它不是一幅漂亮的圖畫,也不是快樂的自拍照。它是災難,以突出的形式。 ----
丹布隆

You might not want to go down the cli-fi road, and that's okay. It's not a pretty picture, not a happy selfie. It's disaster, writ large. ---- Dan Bloom

 

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人們看不見未來,cli-fi是難以覺察的。但我們講述的那些故事將事關緊要,哪怕都是多餘的。 ---- 丹布隆

One cannot see the future, cli-fi is blind. But the stories we tell will matter, even if it is all for naught. ---- Dan Bloom

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A bullet ( ) is a kind of English -language typography. It is a symbol or glyph used to introduce the parts of a list. Bullets can be used to draw attention to specific ideas or thoughts, to enhance to look of a list and make the page easier to read and to add white space to the page. ''The Pensées'' (literally "thoughts") is a collection of fragments on theology and philosophy written by 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal. '' cli-fi bullets'' (with a  bullet as part of the lowercase title) -- and might be a small chapbook someday by a small press that specializes in literary fiction and philosophy -- is modelled on this genre of literature.




The author of ''cli-fi bullets,'' Dan Bloom

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In some future time, say 2085, people will look back at the rise of cli-fi in 2015 and wonder why and how it grew. Who knew?

Do you cli-fi? Do you "do" cli-fi? Do you read or write or research cli-fi? Welcome aboard.

Cli-fi exists not to promote careers or obtain research grants or government funding. No, cli-fi just is. And rising.

Cli-fi is rising, yes. It's in the air. It's time has come. There is no wormhole that can stop it.

In the best of all possible worlds, there would be no need for cli-fi. Unfortunately, we live in cli-fi times. In a cli-fi world. Face it.

This is the Age of Cli-Fi, in the Antropocene, after the Holocene. It's not a pretty picture, is it?

Who invited you to the house of cli-fi? No one. You came of your own accord, to look, to see. It's an open house.

You write cli-fi because it gets under your skin and you can no longer look away. Peer into the future and tell us what you see.

The house of cli-fi welcomes everyone. Come in, look around, take a seat. There are books to read. And write.

I never met a future I didn’t like. No, that can’t be true. Some futures spell the end of humankind. It’s in the cards. Choose your exit.

1 comment:

Peter Kubicek said...

Danny,

I see that your Chinese is improving ! It will soon be as good as my Slovak.

Peter
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