American Fandom goes to, err, War

Following our post on Heinlein and racism on Friday, maybe we should just do an American Week on the WSB? It seemed to have raised some interesting discussions across the Internet, as N.K. Jemisin writes. There's still a lot of debate going on right now post-Readercon and Genevieve Valentine's complaints of being sexually harassed there.... Continue Reading →

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Editorial: On Japanese SF, by Nick Mamatas (Haikasoru Week)

On Japanese SF By Nick Mamatas In Issui Ogawa’s The Next Continent, the “war on terror” is a political afterthought thanks to an American retreat from the Middle East; Japanese businesspeople see themselves as a counterweight to Western globalization; and engineers can do anything from building undersea vacation spots to constructing a wedding chapel on... Continue Reading →

Haikasoru Week!

Following our first Author Week - featuring Ekaterina Sedia - which was both a success and a lot of fun (with more forthcoming), we've decided to do, in addition, a series of weeks focusing on genre publishers of international fiction, starting with the most exciting imprint to come around in a long time - Haikasoru,... Continue Reading →

Haikasoru Week

For the rest of this week we're going to focus on books by Haikasoru, the English-language imprint of Japanese SF published by Viz and edited by Nick Mamatas. Charles Tan reviews Slum Online, Loups-Garous and The Next Continent. [note that these reviews first appeared on Charles' own blog, however we thought they were so good... Continue Reading →

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