In this episode of Rocket Talk, Justin welcomes Nick Mamatas, author and editor, to discuss the newest anthology from Haikasoru: Phantasm Japan. Mamatas holds court on the subject of Japanese publishing, the nature of exported fiction, and how he functions as an editor of Japanese fiction without being able to read Japanese.
Mamatas is the author of eight novels, including the recently released The Last Weekend and Love Is the Law. His fiction has been nominated for several awards, including the Bram Stoker Awards. He comes to Rocket Talk in his capacity as an editor. Formerly of Clarkesworld, Mamatas now edits for Japanese science fiction imprint Haikasoru, an imprint of Viz Media.
Rocket Talk, Episode 28 (35:55):
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