All posts for January 2000


Flight of the Vajra: Flight of the Vajra

At first they were only three. A brilliant starship designer, haunted by the death of his loved ones. A spiritual leader whose faith could transform mankind ... or destroy it. A precocious acrobat girl, looking for a new family of...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/24 14:05

At first they were only three. A brilliant starship designer, haunted by the death of his loved ones. A spiritual leader whose faith could transform mankind ... or destroy it. A precocious acrobat girl, looking for a new family of her own.

Then came others. An entertainer and playboy whose dissolute lifestyle conceals unexpected ambitions, courtesy of a lover who represents the galaxy's most powerful worlds. And a pair of detectives--one barely human, the other not at all--with orders to enlist all their help solving a crime that threatens civilization.

Together they formed the crew of the ever-evolving spacecraft Vajra. Seven against a universe where the boundaries between matter and mind have been torn down, where one can wield the power of billions ... and where humanity must choose between rebirth or annihilation.

"Nature likes those who surrender to her but she loves those who do not"

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関東地獄 Kantō Jigoku: Tokyo Inferno: 関東地獄 Kantō Jigoku: Tokyo Inferno

Tokyo, 1923: The earthquake that leveled the city has released evil into the world. Two years later, a terrified young man roams the newly-rebuilt metropolis. His only companions: his memories of the girl he once loved -- and a sword...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/02 00:11

Tokyo, 1923: The earthquake that leveled the city has released evil into the world.

Two years later, a terrified young man roams the newly-rebuilt metropolis. His only companions: his memories of the girl he once loved -- and a sword that belonged to his father, now a malevolent spirit whose only thoughts are of destruction and revenge. And he is not alone.

Cover photography by Masato Ohta (heiwa4126@flickr). Used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

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Welcome to the Fold: Welcome to the Fold

What makesyou thinkthere's anythingunder the mask? Image credit: Mike Melrose...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 18:29

 

 

 

What makes
you think
there's anything
under the mask?

 

 

 Image credit: Mike Melrose

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The Four-Day Weekend: The Four-Day Weekend

Meet Henry and Winthrop: friends since forever, manga and anime fans, and dead sick of the daily grind. Henry's girlfriend of four years just walked out on him after a dumb argument about salad dressing and Cowboy Bebop. Winthrop's burned...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 15:43

Meet Henry and Winthrop: friends since forever, manga and anime fans, and dead sick of the daily grind. Henry's girlfriend of four years just walked out on him after a dumb argument about salad dressing and Cowboy Bebop. Winthrop's burned out on his comic store -- paradise when you're nineteen, but maybe not when you're thirty-six.

What's left but to rent a car and a hotel room, gather some friends together, get dressed up as video-game characters and head south to drink in the biggest fan convention this side of the Missouri? That's the plan for the four-day weekend, anyway -- but every time they've tried to "get away from it all", they've wound up taking most of it with them.

And life has a funny way of happening when you've got plans, or even just a schedule. Into both of their lives comes crashing Diane, who's never seen an episode of Dragonball Z in her life and neither reads nor can spell Shonen Jump. A "mundane". And as it turns out, she might need someone like them just as much as they need someone like her.

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Tags: Four-Day Weekend books faq writing


Books: Books

This category contains both the book reviews I've written on my own and for other publications, as well as entries for the Science Fiction Repair Shop. You can see alphabetical or chronological listings of all entries in this category....

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 15:06

This category contains both the book reviews I've written on my own and for other publications, as well as entries for the Science Fiction Repair Shop.

You can see alphabeticalor chronological listings of all entries in this category.

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Summerworld: Summerworld

It had to be a prank. A letter to Dr. Hirofumi, from a patient of his who’d died three years ago—now inviting him to come out to the country and spend some time there! Then he followed the letter to...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 15:05

It had to be a prank. A letter to Dr. Hirofumi, from a patient of his who’d died three years ago—now inviting him to come out to the country and spend some time there!

Then he followed the letter to its source, and realized all too late that he’d slid into a new world—one shaped by the fears and desires of all those who were lucky enough to survive the journey.

In that “changed place,” as those who live there call it, he discovered the new powers to be awakened within himself and others. He found friends and loved ones, both new and old—and he came to understand his new world far better than he had ever dreamed.

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Genji Press: Projects: Writing

Genji Press isn't about focus groups or trends. It's about individual vision -- seeing only what one person can see, doing what only one person can do. From the warm human comedy of The Four-Day Weekend to the stylish slipstream...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 14:28

Genji Press isn't about focus groups or trends. It's about individual vision -- seeing only what one person can see, doing what only one person can do.

From the warm human comedy of The Four-Day Weekend to the stylish slipstream fantasy of Summerworld, the dark underworld of Tokyo Inferno and the far-future spectacle of Flight of the Vajra, there's nothing stamped from a mold here.

We've got many new projects lined up for the future, and works from the past to be unearthed and added back in over time as well.

Learn more by visiting each book's subsite (linked above), or follow this page for updates on all new, future, and prior projects.

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Book Reviews: Local Book Reviews

Book reviews from my own collection, or which are on topics of personal interest (Japan, the Far East, and so on)....

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 14:27
Book reviews from my own collection, or which are on topics of personal interest (Japan, the Far East, and so on).

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Movies: Movie Reviews

This category contains reviews I've written for myself, as well as other reviews I wrote back when I was working for Advanced Media Network. The latter were written to very different standards than my own work, so read for flavor....

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 14:26

This category contains reviews I've written for myself, as well as other reviews I wrote back when I was working for Advanced Media Network. The latter were written to very different standards than my own work, so read for flavor.

You can see alphabeticalor chronological listings of all entries in this category.

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External Book Reviews: External Book Reviews

These are reviews I've written for other sites, primarily Advanced Media Network. The reviews themselves are only available through offsite links, and the variety of content I cover in these reviews may be markedly unlike what I'm inclined to review...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 14:25
These are reviews I've written for other sites, primarily Advanced Media Network. The reviews themselves are only available through offsite links, and the variety of content I cover in these reviews may be markedly unlike what I'm inclined to review on my own. Read for flavor.

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Music: Music Reviews

These are reviews of albums from my own collection in a variety of styles. I'm a fairly big fan of more adventurous musical styles (e.g., Merzbow), but I also tackle more conventional sounds as well (e.g., Peter Gabriel). Expect a...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 12:33

These are reviews of albums from my own collection in a variety of styles. I'm a fairly big fan of more adventurous musical styles (e.g., Merzbow), but I also tackle more conventional sounds as well (e.g., Peter Gabriel). Expect a lot of diversity and, I hope, unexpected delights.

You can see alphabeticalor chronological listings of all entries in this category.

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External Movie Reviews: External Movie Reviews

These are reviews I've written for sites like Advanced Media Network -- mostly anime titles with the very occasional live-action item thrown in. Note that the criteria I have for these releases is different from what I'd use on my...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 11:50
These are reviews I've written for sites like Advanced Media Network -- mostly anime titles with the very occasional live-action item thrown in. Note that the criteria I have for these releases is different from what I'd use on my own site.

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Science Fiction Repair Shop: Science Fiction Repair Shop

My ongoing discussions on the ways science fiction (and fantasy) can be improved -- how "mainstream" literature and fiction can improve it; how SF&F can return the favor as well; and occasional forays into how individual works of SF&F could...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 11:28

My ongoing discussions on the ways science fiction (and fantasy) can be improved -- how "mainstream" literature and fiction can improve it; how SF&F can return the favor as well; and occasional forays into how individual works of SF&F could be improved.

Also in this category will be some writer's resources:

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Movie Reviews: Local Movie Reviews

Once upon a time I used to review just about everything that came down the pike -- the good, the bad and the stupid. Now I've narrowed the focus a bit and try to review movies that reflect my interests...

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2000/01/01 11:04
Once upon a time I used to review just about everything that came down the pike -- the good, the bad and the stupid. Now I've narrowed the focus a bit and try to review movies that reflect my interests a little more closely, with the occasional left-field item thrown in for fun.

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