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Speculative Japan: Outstanding Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy [Paperback]

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Item description for Speculative Japan: Outstanding Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy by Gene van Troyer...

The time is long overdue to present the work of Japanese science fiction and fantasy writers to the world in English. The first book in a planned series, Speculative Japan presents a selection of outstanding works of Japanese science fiction and fantasy in English translation... and a glimpse into new worlds of the imagination. Drawing on the talents of some of the most famous and respected fiction writers of Japan, this anthology will guide you to new dimensions of wonder. First released at Nippon 2007, the 65th World Science Fiction Convention in Yokohama, Japan, it is now available worldwide.

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Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 28, 2007
Publisher   Kurodahan Press
ISBN  4902075261  
ISBN13  9784902075267  

Availability  126 units.
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More About Gene van Troyer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gene van Troyer is past editor of "Portland Review" and "Star*Line." His work has appeared widely in science fiction/speculative/experimental journals such as "Poly: New Speculative Writing; Velocities; Last Wave; Amazing Stories; Asimov's SF Magazine; The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry; Snow Monkey, Strange Horizons." He is currently editing with Grania Davis a two-volume collection of Japanese science fiction and fantasy stories in translation for publication in 2007 from Kurodahan Press. He is a native Oregonian transplanted to semi-tropical Okinawa.

Gene Van Troyer currently resides in Okinawa.

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This has a few good stories, but it's still a somewhat disappointing collection  Jun 26, 2008
I bought this book primarily because the book Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories (edited by John L. Apostolou and Martin Harry Greenberg) was such a pleasant surprise when I discovered it in a public library a few years ago. Compared to that book, this one is a little bit of a disappointment. "Speculative Japan" reprints some of the stories from "The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories," but it's missing a few of the stories from the older book that I liked (I especially lament that it's missing the excellent story "Take Your Choice" by Sakyo Komatsu). Also, while they're not bad, none of the newer stories included in this collection are knockouts (If I had to pick a favorite from among the newer stories, it would probably be "Another Prince of Wales").

I'm somewhat on the fence about this book: I'm glad that I read it, and I do want it to sell so that Kurodahan Press releases more collections of Japanese SF, but this collection still left me a little disappointed.

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