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The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories

The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories

2000 ·
·3.76·137 Ratings ·176 Pages
“ Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. ” ― Rumi
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  • Virus: The Day of Resurrection

    ·3.61·98 Ratings
    A mysterious virus wipes out all of humanity, save for researchers in the frigid Antarctic. To save what is left of the world from nuclear destruction, the scientists must find a way to return to America.Reads L to R (Western Style).In this classic of Jap
  • Hell

    ·3.27·363 Ratings
    Fifty-seven-year-old Takeshi has just been involved in a traffic accident. When he wakes up, he is in a strange bar and is no longer crippled as he has been for most of his life, but able to walk without crutches in his everyday business suit. Looking aro
  • Salmonella Men on Planet Porno: Stories

    ·3.64·774 Ratings
    This collection of marvelously off-kilter short stories – the American debut of acclaimed Japanese writer Yasutaka Tsutsui – portrays the consequences of a world where the fantastic and the mundane collide and throw the lives of ordinary men and women
  • The Ark Sakura

    ·3.72·753 Ratings
    Tells of a fat hermit whose fears of a nuclear disaster lead him to build a shelter inside a mountain and equip it with everything necessary for the survival of a small community.
  • The Ruined Map

    ·3.56·1,296 Ratings
    Of all the great Japanese novelists, Kobe Abe was indubitably the most versatile. With The Ruined Map, he crafted a mesmerizing literary crime novel that combines the narrative suspense of Chandler with the psychological depth of Dostoevsky.Mr. Nemuro, a
  • The Face of Another

    ·3.78·2,286 Ratings
    Like an elegantly chilling postscript to The Metamorphosis, this classic of postwar Japanese literature describes a bizarre physical transformation that exposes the duplicities of an entire world. The narrator is a scientist hideously deformed in a labora
  • Three Plays: Involuntary Homicide / The Green Stockings / The Ghost is Here

    ·3.92·74 Ratings
    Kobo Abe (1924-1993) was one of Japan's most prominent contemporary writers. Born in Japan but raised in Manchuria, he is perhaps best known for his 1962 novel, The Woman in the Dunes, though he was also a prominent screenwriter, producer and director. Li
  • Secret Rendezvous

    ·3.64·901 Ratings
    From the acclaimed author of Woman in the Dunes comes Secret Rendezvous, the bizarrely erotic and comic adventures of a man searching for his missing wife in a mysteriously vast underground hospital.From the moment that an ambulance appears in the middle
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