Published in Zetetic, Jan 2016.
Published in Lightspeed, Dec 2015
Published in Cosmos, Dec 2014.
Published in Every Day Fiction, Sep 2014.
After his brother died, Hitoshi Watanabe quit his job and decided to walk to the hot spring waterfall at the end of the world.
Published in Strange Horizons, Nov 2010.
Audio version published in Drabblecast.
storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Story of 2010
Artwork by Jerel Dye
Artwork by Jerel Dye’s article on creating the illustration.
The Real Hokkaido Green – photos of the hot spring waterfall in Hokkaido.
Featuring a duel between the ghost of a zeppelin captain and a homicidal gold-eating puppet.
3rd place in Fantasy Magazine readers’ story of the year.
Reprinted in Cosmos
Reprinted in Looking Glass
Fantasy Magazine Author Interview About Reading By Numbers
Cosmos Author Interview About Reading By Numbers
If you’re a monster, stop reading this right now! I’ve hidden lots of traps in these words.
For a complete listing of stories see my Fiction bibliography.
A list of writing problems. The result of years of research, consultation with industry professionals, and several failed bids for the Galactic Senate. Jan 2016
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
Iga Ueno: home of Japan’s ninjas.
Published in Kansai Scene, Apr 2008
Why dolls are set on fire in Japan.
Published in Kansai Scene, Mar 2009
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