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Anthology series: Speculative Japan: Outstanding Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy

Editors (alphabetically listed): Grania Davis  |  Edward Lipsett  |  Gene Van Troyer

Language: English

Series: 2007 – 2018

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Speculative Japan: Outstanding Tales of Japanese Science Fiction

and Fantasy

Gene Van Troyer, Grania Davis, eds.

2007

Library edition: August 2007, 1st edition, 1st printing

Kurodahan Press

ISBN 4-902075-26-1

Trade paperback, viii+296 pages

$20.00

Notes:

  •  Preface by David Brin, 'Introduction: Phase Shifting' by Gene Van Troyer,  'Editor's Afterword: "Translator as Hero"'

     by Grania Davis,  'Afterword: "From Vertical to Horizontal"' by Asakura Hisashi.

Fiction: Sakyō Komatsu, The Savage Mouth  //  Hirai Kazumasa, A Time for Revolution  //  Tensei Kono, Hikari  //  

Taku Mayamura, I'll Get Rid of Your Discontent  //  Takashi Ishikawa, The Road to the Sea  //  Koichi Yamano,

Where Do the Birds Fly Now  //  Toyota Aritsune, Another Prince of Wales  //  Masami Fukushima, The Flower's Life

Is Short  //  Mariko Ohara, Girl  //  Yasutaka Tsutsui, Standing Woman  //  Ryō Hanmura, Cardboard Box  //  Tetsu

Yano, The Legend of the Paper Spaceship  //  Shinji Kajio, Reiko's Universe Box  //  Kawakami Hiromi, Mogera

Wogura  //  Yoshimasu Gōzō, Adrenalin

Essay: Grania Davis, Judy-san – Judith Merril, 1923-1997  //  Takumi Shibano, Collective Reason: A Proposal

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Speculative Japan 2: The Man Who Watched the Sea and Other Tales

Edward Lipsett, ed.

2011

Library edition: January 2011, 1st edition, 1st printing

Kurodahan Press

ISBN 978-4-902075-18-2

Trade paperback, 269 pages

$16.00

Notes:

  •  Preface by Edward Lipsett, Introduction by Darrel Schweitzer.

  •  'A Gift from the Sea' translated by Sheryl A. Hogg.

     'Freud' translated by Kevin Steinbach.

     'The Whale That Sang on the Milky Way Network' translated by Nancy H. Ross.

     'Old Vohl's Planet' translated by Jim Hubbert.

     'The Big Drawer' translated by Nora Stevens Heath.

     'Emanon: A Reminiscence' translated by Edward Lipsett.

     'Midst the Mist' translated by Rossa O'Muireartaigh.

     'The Man Who Watched the Sea' translated by Anthea Murphy.

     'Melk's Golden Acres' translated by Dink Tanaka.

     'Q-Cruiser Basilisk' translated by Simon Varnam.

     'Mountaintop Symphony' translated by Terry Gallagher.

     'Open Up' translated by Roy Berman.

     'Perspective' translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori.

Fiction: Awa Naoko, A Gift from the Sea  //  Enjoh Toh, Freud  //  Ōhara Mariko, The Whale That Sang on the Milky

Way Network  //  Ogawa Issui, Old Vohl's Planet  //  Onda Riku, The Big Drawer  //  Kajio Shinji, Emanon: A

Reminiscence  //  Kitakuni Kōji, Midst the Mist  //  Kobayashi Yasumi, The Man Who Watched the Sea  //  Takagi

Nobuko, Melk's Golden Acres  //  Tani Kōshū, Q-Cruiser Basilisk  //  Nakai Norio, Mountaintop Symphony  //  Hori

Akira, Open Up  //  Yamao Yūko, Perspective

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Speculative Japan 3: Silver Bullet and Other Tales

Edward Lipsett, ed.

2012

Library edition: November 2012, 1st edition, 1st printing

Kurodahan Press

ISBN 978-4-902075-30-4

Trade paperback, x+275 pages

$16.00

Notes:

  •  Preface by Edward Lipsett, Introduction by Darrel Schweitzer.

  •  'A White Camellia in a Vase' translated by Joe Earle.

     'Heart of Darkness' translated by Daniel Jackson.

     'Angel French' translated by Pamela Ikegami.

     'A Piece of Butterfly's Wing' translated by Angus Turvill; winner of the 2011 Kurodahan Press Translation Prize.

     'The Finish Line' translated by Nore Stevens Heath.

     'Sunset' translated by Karen Sandness.

     'It's All Thanks to Saijō Hideki' translated by Anthea Murphy.

     'To the Blue Star' translated by Edward Lipsett.

     'The Warning' translated by Mikhail S. Ignatov; winner of the 2010 Kurodahan Press Translation Prize.

     'Five Sisters' translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori.

     'Invisible' translated by Nancy H. Ross.

     'Lest You Remember' translated by Jim Hubbert.

     'Fin and Claw' translated by Daniel Huddleston.

     'Silver Bullet' translated by Stephen Carter.

Fiction: Ken Asamatsu, A White Camellia in a Vase  //  Ayatsuji Yukito, Heart of Darkness  //  Masaya Fujita, Angel

French  //  Kamon Nanami, A Piece of Butterfly's Wing  //  Matsuzaki Yuri, The Finish Line  //  Minagawa Hiroko,

Sunset  //  Natsuko Mori, It's All Thanks to Saijō Hideki  //  Ogawa Issui, To the Blue Star  //  Riku Onda, The Warning  

//  Mark Schultz, Green Tea Ice Cream  //  Suga Hiroe, Five Sisters  //  Tachihara Tōya, Invisible  //  Takano Fumio,

Lest You Remember  //  Sayuri Ueda, Fin and Claw  //  Yamada Masaki, Silver Bullet

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Speculative Japan 4: Pearls for Mia and Other Tales

Edward Lipsett, ed.

2018

Library edition: April 2018, 1st edition, 1st printing

Kurodahan Press

ISBN 978-4-902075-84-7

Trade paperback, vii+271 pages

$18.00

Notes:

  •  Preface by Edward Lipsett, Introduction by Darrel Schweitzer.

  •  'Genesis: Dark Birth – Shining Death' translated by Tyran Grillo.

     'The Fish in Chryse' translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori.

     'The Sparrow Valley' translated by Nick John.

     'Encounters on the Solar Wind' translated by Daniel Huddleston.

     'Last Words' translated by Ian Arthy.

     'Pearls for Mia' translated by Milo Barisof.

     'Prototype No. 3' translated by Nora Stevens Heath.

     'Dancing Babylon' translated by William Adams.

     'The Ebb and Flow of the Aurora Sea' translated by Keith Roeller.

     'Morceaux' translated by Milo Barisof.

     'Nightfall' translated by Lawrence E. Turner.

     'Communion' translated by Lucy North.

     'The Burning House' translated by Pamela Ikegami.

     'Matsui Seimon, on the Case' translated by Kevin Steinbach.

Fiction: Asamatsu Ken, Genesis: Dark Birth – Shining Death  // Azuma Hiroki, The Fish in Chryse  //  Hanmura Ryō,

The Sparrow Valley  //  Hori Akira, Encounters on the Solar Wind  //  Inoue Masahiko, Last Words  //  Kajio Shinji,

Pearls for Mia  // Kobayashi Yasumi, Prototype No. 3  //  Makino Osamu, Dancing Babylon  //  Mase Junko, The Ebb

and Flow of the Aurora Sea  //  Minagawa Hiroko, Morceaux  //  Suzuki Miekichi, Nightfall  //  Takahashi Takako,

Communion  //  Tsukimura Ryōe, The Burning House  //  Ueda Sayuri, Vermilion  //  Yamada Masaki, Matsui Seimon,

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