Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime


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University of Minnesota Press
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7.04 X 10.01 X 0.74 inches | 1.39 pounds

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About the Author

Christopher Bolton is Assistant Professor of Japanese at Williams College.
Takayuki Tatsumi, Ph.D., has taught American Literature and Critical Theory at Keio University, Tokyo, since 1989. He served as President of The American Literature Society of Japan (2014-2017) and of The Poe Society of Japan (2009-) and as Vice President of the Melville Society of Japan (2012-); he is currently a member of the editorial board of PARADOXA, Mark Twain Studies and the Journal of Transnational American Studies. His book Full Metal Apache: Transactions between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America (Duke UP, 2006) won the 2010 IAFA (International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts) Distinguished Scholarship Award. Co-editor of the "New Japanese Fiction" issue of Review of Contemporary Fiction (Summer 2002), Robot Ghosts, Wired Dreams (U of Minnesota P, 2007), the special "Three Asias - Japan, S. Korea, China" issue of PARADOXA (No. 22, 2010) and The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies (Routledge, 2019), he has also published a variety of essays in PMLA, Critique, Extrapolation, American Book Review, Mechademia, The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature and elsewhere on subjects ranging from the American Renaissance to post-cyberpunk fiction and film. His recent collaborations include: The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature (2016) and The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film (2014). His recent monographs include: Young Americans in Literature: The Post-Romantic Turn in the Age of Poe, Hawthorne and Melville (Sairyusha, 2018).