Original and vintage technology fiction approximately Japan from many of the maximum writers within the world.
A internet browser that threatens to beat the realm. The longest, loneliest railroad on the earth. A North Korean nuke hitting Tokyo, a hole asteroid jam-packed with computerized rice paddies, and a expert in breaking apart “virtual” marriages. And definite, large robots. those 13 tales from and concerning the Land of the emerging solar run the gamut from delusion to cyberpunk, and may depart you realizing that the longer term is Japanese!
-Catherynne M. Valente
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