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Haikasoru reviews

Haikasoru is a line of translated Japanese SF and fantasy. James has been reading and reviewing them all. I get the impression he's run out of books (edit: plus I just noticed he must have been reviewing the books in alphabetical order), so here are the links. ++ indicates books that sounded particularly interesting to me.

All you need is kill
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3056700.html
Battle Royale
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3062998.html
Brave Story
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3071525.html
Book of Heroes
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3078228.html
Harmony
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3091541.html
Lord of the Sands of Time
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3099642.html
Loups-Garous
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3106747.html
Dragon Sword and Wind Child ++
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3086180.html
Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince (related to the above)
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3121285.html
Mardock Scramble
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3114217.html
Next Continent
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3131074.html
Ouroboros Wave
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3137533.html
Rocket Girls
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3143112.html
sequel
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3149877.html
Slum Online
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3158529.html
Stories of Ibis ++
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3166251.html
Usurper of the Sun ++
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3180744.html
Yukikaze
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3186824.html
Zoo
http://james-nicoll.livejournal.com/3192737.html

As the previous post said I've read Usurper, and liked it; I've also read Lord of the Sands of Time, and Dragon Sword, ditto (the one I quipped affectionately was "Crystal Dragon Shinto"). For Rocket Girls I've seen the anime based on the two books; fun though unusually comedic and silly.

MITSFS has been slow in meeting its goal of collecting all SF published in English.

Edit 2011-Oct-25: I've read Stories of Ibis. It was awesome.

Edit later: Also read The Next Continent. Decent "into space" story with an unnecessary twist ending. Sort of like Heinlein, Man Who Sold the Moon maybe? with more or better female characters.

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