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After his brother died, Hitoshi Watanabe quit his job and decided to walk to the hot spring waterfall at the end of the world.
Executioners, magnetic destiny and sky rivers.
Featuring a duel between the ghost of a zeppelin captain and a homicidal gold-eating puppet.
Reprinted in Looking Glass
If you’re a monster, stop reading this right now! I’ve hidden lots of traps in these words.
Audio version published in Cast of Wonders
For a complete listing of stories see my Fiction bibliography.
A vampire citadel, a fortress built by God and a castle whose herd of goats saved Christendom.History and photos of Eastern European castles.Published in Fantasy, Jun 2010
Why dolls are set on fire in Japan.Published inKansai Scene, Mar 2009
An overview of Japanese SF anime, manga, novels and video games.
Published in The Internet Review of Science Fiction, Jul 2008
Comparing two views of Japan from recent books: Roland Kelts’ Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the US and Michael Zielenziger’s Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation.Published in Kansai Scene, May 2008
Exploring the influences and links that books have with terrorist groups such as Japan’s Supreme Truth.Published in Salon, Dec 2003
For a complete listing of articles see my Non-Fiction Bibliography