Black Mist: And Other Japanese Futures

Black Mist: And Other Japanese Futures

by Orson Scott Card
     
 
Japan has long been one of the key players in business, technology, and culture...and now some of today�s finest writers have created these all-new novellas envisioning how its influence will change the world! Calling on their expert knowledge of Japanese society, as well as science fact and fiction, these writers offer five different mesmerizing visions of the future

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Japan has long been one of the key players in business, technology, and culture...and now some of today�s finest writers have created these all-new novellas envisioning how its influence will change the world! Calling on their expert knowledge of Japanese society, as well as science fact and fiction, these writers offer five different mesmerizing visions of the future that are sure to appeal to the multitude of fans of this unique culture!

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Ann Welton
This collection of five science fiction stories on Japanese themes is a disappointment. Despite Ferrell's overblown praise of each author, given in short introductory essays preceding each story, four of the five entries are deficient in both characterization and setting. Two, Tea from an Empty Cup by Pat Cadigan and Niagara Falling by Janeen Webb and Jack Dann, are merely confusing. The point of each story is lost in inadequate world building and absent character development. Only Patric Helman's Thirteen Views of Higher Edo is engaging. The author allows characterization and setting to predominate the story, thus creating a sense of depth and concern for the protagonist, an artist who lives on a satellite orbiting Earth, who has no reason to return to the planet of his birth. Fairly graphic sex scenes might dictate an older audience, but given the caliber of the stories, the book is not worth purchasing except in those collections in which the Pacific Rim is a focus. VOYA Codes: 2Q 2P S (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q, For the YA reader with a special interest in the subject, Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780886777678
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Series:
DAW Book Collectors Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.90(d)

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