Tuesday is book release day, and indeed a book by me was released today.  Hanzai Japan, an anthology of science fictional and fantastical crime stories from and about Japan, co-edited by me and Masumi Washington, is out now. It looks good, if I do say so myself:

The book includes stories by straight ahead mystery/crime writers including S. J. Rozan, Ray Banks, and Naomi Hirahara; science fiction/fantasy regulars such as Carrie Vaughn and Genevieve Valentine; and cross-genre writers Jeff Somers and Brian Evenson. The pre-reviews have been excellent so far, and I hope some of you check it out, especially if you are interested in the state of short genre fiction, which is undergoing a bit of a boomlet thanks to the popularity of theme anthologies. I almost always assign my novelist-students a short story to write, as except for story quality, there are few obstacles to being published. Don’t need an agent, or a track record.

Read and write!


About nickmamatas

Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including I Am Providence and The Last Weekend. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Asimov's Science Fiction, New Haven Review, and many, many other venues.
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