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Fin and Claw

Uobune, kemonobune / 魚舟・獣舟

AuthorSayuri Ueda
ISBN 9784334745301
Page Count 331 pages
Size 15.4 x 10.5 cm (HxW)
First Edition January 2009
Category Literature, Fiction
Publisher Kobunsha
Foreign Sales
  • French,
LanguagesPublishersTitle
FrenchGalaxies
Special Notes
  • The story “The Street of Fruiting Bodies” was translated and published in the USA, and an option agreement for adaptation into a film has also been signed.
  • The story “Fin and Claw” was published in science fiction magazines in France (Galaxies) and China (SCIENCE FICTION WORLD).

Fin and Claw

Uobune, kemonobune / 魚舟・獣舟

Description

After the collapse of modern civilization, most of our future planet’s surface is covered by water. The interactions of the surviving humans with Ichtyonaus and Thérionaus, peculiar creatures that lurk in these waters, are portrayed in the highly acclaimed title story “Fin and Claw.” A nationwide epidemic caused by a mushroom that grows all over people’s bodies is depicted in “The Street of Fruiting Bodies.” These and other stories are included in this compilation of six science fiction fantasies.”The Street of Fruiting Bodies” has been translated and published in the USA, and an option agreement for adaptation into a film has also been signed. “Fin and Claw” was published in science fiction magazines in France and China and garnered positive reviews.

About the Author

Sayuri Ueda上田 早夕里

Since her debut in 2003, Sayuri Ueda has published a series of highly original, much discussed works, gaining avid fans not only in Japan but throughout Asia and the West. Karyu no miya (The Ocean Chronicles) won the Hayakawa Publishing “SF ga Yomitai!” Award for Best Japanese SF Novel in 2010 as well as the 32nd Japan SF Award and 10th Sense of Gender Award in 2011.

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