translated by Tyran Grillo Haikasoru June 20, 2017 272 pages grab a copy “Stratagem” fits this fourth installment in the Legend of the Galactic Heroes series perfectly. After all, it’s what this particular chapter in the everlasting conflict between the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance is all about. How can the GE trick
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“An Account of the Sky Whales” by A Que, translated by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld Magazine, June 1) Me by Tomoyuki Hoshino, translated by Charles De Wolf (Akashic Books, June 6) “In a brilliant probing of identity, and employing a highly original style that subverts standard narrative forms, Tomoyuki Hoshino elevates what
(this piece was first published on the Three Percent website on 12/12/16 and was written for the Best Translated Book Award series of posts) I’ve only come across two books this year that take as their main narrator(s) a non-human creature: Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated by Susan Bernofsky; and Mr.
Tyran Grillo is a translator, music critic, and scholar who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Japanese Literature at Cornell University. His music-related musings can be found at ecmreviews.com. Rachel Cordasco: When and why did you start translating Japanese fiction? Tyran Grillo: My best friend in high school was a boarding student from Tokyo.
translated by Tyran Grillo Kurodahan Press July 1, 2016 184 pages How could I not read this when I saw the following back cover copy: “Kame-kun is a hero in a half shell of an altogether different sort, a killing machine designed for combat who wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of daily life…even