Original and vintage technological know-how fiction approximately Japan from the various maximum writers within the world.
A net browser that threatens to overcome the area. The longest, loneliest railroad on the earth. A North Korean nuke hitting Tokyo, a hole asteroid choked with automatic rice paddies, and a expert in breaking apart “virtual” marriages. And convinced, tremendous robots. those 13 tales from and in regards to the Land of the emerging solar run the gamut from fable to cyberpunk, and may depart you understanding that the long run is Japanese!
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