Tag Archives: Japanese

Out This Month: August

COLLECTIONS   3 Streets by Yoko Tawada, translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani (New Directions, August 16) The always astonishing Yoko Tawada here takes a walk on the supernatural side of the street. In “Kollwitzstrasse,” as the narrator muses on former East Berlin’s new bourgeois health food stores, so popular with wealthy young people,

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Out This Month: May

SHORT STORIES   “Gamma” by Oskar Källner, translated from the Swedish by Gordon James Jones (Clarkesworld, May 1) “The Possibly Brief Life of Guang Hansheng” by Liang Qingsan, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld, May 1)         NOVELS The Shining Sea by Suzuki Koji, translated from the Japanese by Brian

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Out This Month: April

SHORT STORIES     “Commencement Address” by Arthur Liu, translated from the Chinese by Stella Jiayue Zhu (Clarkesworld, April 1)         NOVELS   At the Edge of the Woods by Masatsugu Ono, translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter (Two Lines Press, April 12) In an unnamed foreign country, a family

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Out This Month: March

SHORT STORIES     “Commencement Address” by Arthur Liu, translated from the Chinese by Stella Jiayue Zhu (Clarkesworld, March 1)   “Silent Slumber” by Malena Salazar Maciá, translated from the Spanish by ? (Dark Matter, March/April)   NOVELS   Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada, translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani (New

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Out This Month: January

SHORT STORIES   “No One at the Wild Dock” by Gu Shi, translated from the Chinese by S. Qiouyi Lu (Clarkesworld, January 1)             “Devour Me” by Yuki Fuwa, translated from the Japanese by (World Literature Today, January)           “City Lights” by Yilun Fan, translated from

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Review: The Ark Sakura by Kōbō Abe

translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter first English translation: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988 my version: Penguin Classics Science Fiction, 2020 384 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library   I’ve read much about the great Japanese speculative author Kōbō Abe, but I hadn’t read anything by him. Thanks to

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REVIEW: ELEMENTAL

I reviewed the wonderful anthology Elemental for Strange Horizons. Here’s an excerpt from the review: Elemental—with stories translated from the Hebrew, Norwegian, Persian, Japanese, Kurdish, German, French, and Polish—is a lovely and sometimes disturbing exploration of the intersection of humanity and nature. This book, according to Two Lines, asks, “How can we understand our complex,

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Review: Fast Forward Japan by Juza Unno

translated by J. D. Wisgo Arigatai Books June 21, 2021 162 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library   Read more about Juza Unno and the translation of these stories here. “Four Dimensional Man” “The World in One Thousand Years” “The Theory of Planetary Colonization” “Mysterious Spatial Rift”

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Out This Month: April

SHORT STORIES “Catching the K Beast” by Chen Qian, translated from the Chinese by Carmen Yiling Yan (Clarkesworld, April 1).           “The Hat Stand” by Diaa Jubaili, translated from the Arabic by Chip Rossetti (World Literature Today, Spring 2021).         “The Final Test” by Ti Sha, translated from

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