Nippon 2357: A Utopian Ecological Tale [NOOK Book]

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Thomas Redburn, American expatriate living in Japan, falls down drunk one night and wakes up onboard a time machine flying to 24th century Japan. His benign abductors take him to a nearly perfect world. Yet, separated by centuries from his wife and children, his grief multiplies as he faces universal happiness. A classic utopian novel with a Japanese twist.
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Overview

Thomas Redburn, American expatriate living in Japan, falls down drunk one night and wakes up onboard a time machine flying to 24th century Japan. His benign abductors take him to a nearly perfect world. Yet, separated by centuries from his wife and children, his grief multiplies as he faces universal happiness. A classic utopian novel with a Japanese twist.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011069840
  • Publisher: Alex Shishin
  • Publication date: 7/18/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 311,813
  • File size: 616 KB

Meet the Author

Alex Shishin has published fiction, non-fiction and photography in Japan, North America and Europe. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Shishin is a permanent resident of Japan.


His recent and significant fiction publications include the following. "Booger Eater" in LITnIMAGE (2010). "Booger Eater Mon Amour" in Eclectica (2010), “In the Valley of Love and Delight” in Eclectica (2007). “Counterparts” in Prairie Schooner (2006). “Bulldozer” in Fiction Warehouse (2004; winner of an award from storySouth for one of the top online short stories of 2004). "Fish" in Intertext (2003). "The Eggplant Legacy" in Prairie Schooner (2003).


Shishin's short story "Mr. Eggplant Goes Home," first published in Prairie Schooner (1996) received an O. Henry Award Honorable Mention in 1997 and was anthologized in Student Body: Stories About Students and Professors (University of Wisconsin Press, 2001). His short story "Shades," originally published in Sunday Afternoon (Kobe, 1992) was anthologized in The Broken Bridge: Fiction from Expatriates in Literary Japan (Stone Bridge Press, 1997) and reprinted by invitation in The East in 1998.


“The Bridge of Dreams” (a novella published with "Predators" by Smashwords) first appeared in The JAIAS Journal (2009). Parts of Shishn's Smashwords novel Nippon 2357 (under the novel's earlier name) were published by Struggle Magazine in the late 1990's.


Non-fiction by Shishin has appeared in many diverse journals, which include The Japan Times, The Mainichi Daily News, The Asahi Evening News, The Japan Quarterly, The East and Kyoto Journal. (Kyoto Journal has also published a number of his fiction pieces.) His early literary essays were collected in The Shy Voice in American Literature and Other Selected Critical Works, 1984-1997 (Seiji Shobo, Tokyo, 1997). Shishin has published scholarly articles extensively in Japan and has been anthologized in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.


Shishin’s book Rossiya: Voices from the Brezhnev Era (a Russian-American memoir of a train odyssey through the Soviet Union and Poland) was published by iUniverse in 2006. It is available as a print-on-demand book from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble the iUniverse online bookstore and a host of other distributors. The e-book edition is available exclusively from the iUniverse online bookstore.


In March 2008 Shishin published a collection of photographs entitled Ordinary Strangeness with Viovio in conjunction with his joint exhibition at the Twenty-first Century Museum of Art, Kanazawa, Japan. It is available from the publisher online.


Alex Shishin is co-author with Stephan F. Politzer of Four Parallel Lives of Eight Notable Individuals (Smashwords, 2011).


Alex Shishin holds degrees in English from the University of California, Berkeley (BA) the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MFA) and the Union Institute and University (PhD).


ISBN numbers of Smashwords books:


"The Bridge of Dreams" and "Predator": Two Short Novels


ISBN 978-1-4523-8979-0


Nippon 2357: A Utopian Ecological Tale


ISBN 978-1-4523-6226-7


The Cyber Dust Stories: Lost Internet Short Stories and Essays Centering on Japan


ISBN: 978-1-4523-8800-7


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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Boring

    This was a short story stretched and padded into a book. It was very repetitous about the brave new world where solar and wind were the only energy sources, everyone rode bikes, and there was no such thing as bosses, government, or money.

    If there was a plot to this story, I didn't find it. But then I only made it half way thru.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Loved this story

    This ebook has changed my life. Would love some more novels written to continue this incredible tale of capitalism, imperialism, equality, open mindedness, social, political and amazing environmental messages!

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