Yay! Hibbard has responded and it sounds promising. The publisher says:
I have personally been trying to find local authors for as long as we have been publishing (twenty-one years!, we realised the other day) to tackle the more adventurous genres, i.e. fantasy, science fiction, etc.
I would love to publish good fantasy and science fiction in all our indigenous languages. You seem like someone who would be daring enough to go that route?
Of course I am!!
She continues...and says ....
We should have some time to concentrate and focus on new materials in October. Your tantaliser has my mind racing…
I hope that the rest of the mnuscript I submitted is just as tantalising as the synopsis.
Wish me luck!