Haikasoru imprint set to release "Phantasm Japan"
As if VIZ Media did not bring us enough their Haikasoru literarty imprint is set to bring readers a wonderful compilation of short stories which have been inspired by the Land of the Rising Sun, PHANTASM JAPAN: FANTASIES LIGHT AND DARK, FROM AND ABOUT JAPAN is being released to readers of the English speaking world and is to be released on September 16th. Available in print from Haikasoru for $14.99 while aslo available as an eBook for $8.99 for the Kindle, Apple iBook and more.
Welcome to Phantasm Japan, it contains the secret history of the most famous secret agent in the world. The notion that Japan itself is a dream, the tastiest meal you will ever have and a bunny costume that reveals the truth in our souls along with the worst work shift anyone whether human or not has ever had and a fedora wearing neckbeard’s deadly date with a yokai.
PHANTASM JAPAN was co-edited by Haiksoru’s Nick Mamatas, Bram Stoker and Haiksoru’s editor in chief Masumi Washington. PHANTASM JAPAN contains more than 20 pieces of work by a inspiring collection of todays fiction aurthurs. This includes the New York best-selling Zachary Mason, Hugo Award winning Tim Pratt, horror guru Gary A. Braunbeck and many others. Notably PHANTASM JAPAN also shines the light on some highly celebrated Japanese authors like Miyuki Miyabe (Brave Story), Sayuri Ueda (The cage of Zeus) and Project Itoh (Harmony) all of whoms work Haikasoru has published in English.
“PHANTASM JAPAN seeks to use the fantastic not to mystify, but to demystify, to bring the English-speaking world not only traditional stories of tanuki (raccoon dogs) and kitsune (foxes), of ghosts and yokai (supernatural monsters), but the bleeding edge of the Japanese fantastic,” notes Nick Mamatas in the introduction to the book.