Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Imprint Launching will Showcase Japanese SF

I received this announcement today about a new science fiction imprint being launched from VIZ Media a California based company. Sounds interesting. Foreign language translations of SF are hard to come by. I'll bring you more news about this on the weekend.

© 2007 Issui Ogawa Originally published in Japan by Hayakawa Publishing, Inc.
VIZ Media has just announced plans to publish critically acclaimed Japanese Science Fiction Novels under a new imprint - entitled HAIKASORU.

This first-of-its-kind imprint for English speaking audiences will focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy stories and is scheduled to publish twelve books a year beginning with the first release in the summer of 2009.

The HAIKASORU imprint will be headed up at VIZ Media by Nick Mamatas, a respected author of science fiction as well as an editor at VIZ Media.


3 comments:

  1. Very cool! I've always wondered why translations aren't more readily available. I wonder how well Japanese SF will translate into English? I'd love to try some.

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  2. Kimberley it is interesting to see that even with all the rumbling that publishing is in trouble there is room for a new venture.

    icowdave I hope to get and review at least one of the titles here. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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