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REVIEW: Speculative Japan 3 edited by Edward Lipsett

translated by: see below Kurodahan Press November 30, 2012 292 pages   You wanted an intergalactic, thousand-year-long love story? Speculative Japan 3 has it. You were interested in some short, cutting satire? Yup, Speculative Japan 3 has that too. And world-ending experiments? Clones? Invisible undergrads? Speculative Japan 3 has you covered. With many of these

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REVIEW: Legend of the Galactic Heroes Volume 1: Dawn by Yoshiki Tanaka

translated by Daniel Huddleston Haikasoru March 8, 2016 304 pages grab a copy   Legend of the Galactic Heroes truly lives up to its name: it takes the reader on a journey across several centuries and many light-years to tell a story that confirms what we know about human nature. Greed- for power, wealth, etc.-

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REVIEW: The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo

This is a guest post by Marie Cloutier. Check out her website, The Boston Bibliophile, and follow her on twitter @MarieKCloutier. translated by Lola Rogers Grove Press, Black Cat January 5, 2016 304 pages   James Tiptree Jr. Award-winner Johanna Sinisalo takes us on a trip through a reimagined modern day Finland in The Core

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REVIEW: Eternal War: Armies of Saints by Livio Gambarini

translated by Kieren Bailey Acheron Books July 25, 2015 184 pages   I’ll tell you what’s been missing from your life: an Italian historical fantasy set in 13th-century Florence about longstanding family feuds and the spirits that guide them. That’s right. Eternal War: Armies of Saints weaves together Italian history, Christian figures, poetry (Dante makes

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