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Haikasoru 6: Harmony by Project Itoh (Trans. Alexander O. Smith)


By Project Itoh  (Translated by Alexander O. Smith)

28 May, 2011




Project Itoh (Trans. Alexander O. Smith)

Haikasoru/VIZ Media LLC

252 pages

$14.99/$19.99/9.99 UK

ISBN 9781421536439

July 2010

Science Fiction

If I thought that more than half a dozen of you would get the reference, I’d say this reads like Peter Watts flipped through a copy of Caduceus Wild and thought to himself I can do this a lot better. And I could make it a lot more depressing.“1 So instead let’s say that Watts and Greg Egan decided to collaborate on a medical dystopia/thriller.

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Haikasoru 5: Dragon Sword and Wind Child/Tales of the Magatama, Book I by Noriko Ogiwara (Trans. Cathy Hirano)

Dragon Sword and Wind Child  (Tales of the Magatama, book 1)

By Noriko Ogiwara  (Translated by Cathy Hirano)

16 May, 2011



Dragon Sword and Wind Child/Tales of the Magatama, Book I

Noriko Ogiwara (Trans. Cathy Hirano)


$13.99 USA / $18.99 CAN / £8.99

352 pages

ISBN: 9781421537634

I don’t know why but recently I’ve been encountering fantasies where the existence of marriage counselling services would have avoided a lot of bloodshed and misery all round.

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