Author Archives: Rachel Cordasco

REVIEW: Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan

edited by Nick Mamatas and Masumi Washington Haikasoru October 20, 2015 300 pages “I haven’t had this much fun in a long time.” That’s what I kept thinking as I read my way through Hanzai Japan, the latest anthology of tales from and about Japan from Haikasoru. And while “hanzai” means “crime,” that’s not nearly

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REVIEW: The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky

 translated by Josh Billings Melville House March 17, 2015 256 pages Before I write anything else, I must first confess that I had never before read a Strugatsky novel. No Roadside Picnic, no Hard to be a God, nothing. My efforts to read as much contemporary and newly-released sci-fi in translation as I possibly can,

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REVIEW: Castles in Spain: 25 Years of Spanish Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by Mariano Villarreal

head of translation team: Sue Burke Sportula April 19, 2016 350 pages If you’ve been living your life thinking that you’ve already read some of the best speculative fiction out there, but you haven’t read any of the stories in this collection, then you’re just plain wrong. The stories in Castles in Spain are not

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