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THE FUTURE IS JAPANESE cleans up on the Locus Recommended Reading List!

The latest issue of Locus Magazine is out and it includes their annual recommended reading list. And we’re all over it!

The Future Is Japanese is listed in the category of Original Anthologies, and five of our stories also appear on the list:

Novelette (basically stories between 7500 and 15,000 words or thereabouts):
‘‘Goddess of Mercy’’, Bruce Sterling (The Future Is Japanese)
‘‘The Sea of Trees’’, Rachel Swirsky (The Future Is Japanese)

Short Story (under 7500 words):
‘‘Mono No Aware’’, Ken Liu (The Future Is Japanese)
‘‘Chitai Heiki Koronbin’’, David Moles (The Future Is Japanese)
‘‘One Breath, One Stroke’’, Catherynne M. Valente (The Future Is Japanese)

In the current issue of Locus itself, there is some great discussion of the book by various critics. In addition to praising the stories on the list, Karen Burnham had this to say: I particularly enjoyed the stories by Ken Liu and Rachel Swirsky (both of whom continue to produce fantastic stories in a wide variety of venues), but the one that surprised me the most was ‘‘Autogenic Dreaming: Interview with the Columns of Clouds’’ by TOBI Hirotaka. I had no idea where that story was going, and in the end it was very thoughtful. Several other reviewers also mentioned our book in their recaps!

The recommended reading list will soon become a survey, and if you liked our book and the stories therein we hope you’ll vote for us! We’ll update you when it’s time, and do follow us on Twitter and Facebook if you like!

Astralean (Clenbuterol)


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