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With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Friday, September 16, 2011
ACF 1152: "The Cage of Zeus" coming September 20th from VIZ
BATTLES GENOCIDE AND EXTINCTION IN THE CAGE OF ZEUS
Award-Winning Author Sayuri Ueda
Delivers A Kinetic Action Story
With A Distinctly Japanese View Of Gender
VIZ Media has announced the release of the newest novel to be published under
its popular Haikasoru imprint. THE CAGE OF ZEUS, by author Sayuri
Ueda, will debut on September 20th and will carry an MSRP of $14.99
U.S. / $16.99 CAN. The eBook edition will also debut the same day on the Amazon
Kindle, the Apple’s iBooks Store and the Sony Reader Store for $8.99.
Haikasoru publishes some of the most compelling
contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy stories for English-speaking
audiences, and is the first imprint based in the U.S. dedicated to Japanese
science fiction and fantasy in translation.
THE CAGE OF ZEUS introduces readers to
the Rounds, humans with the sex organs of both genders. Artificially created to
test the limits of the human body in space, the Rounds are a minority, despised
and hunted by the terrorist group, Vessel of Life. Aboard Jupiter-I, a space
station orbiting the gas giant that shares its name, the Rounds have created
their own society with a radically different view of gender and of life itself.
Security chief Shirosaki keeps the peace between the Rounds and the typically
gendered “Monaurals,” but when a terrorist strike hits the station, the balance
of power and tolerance is at risk...and an entire people is targeted for
Ueda is one of Japan’s most interesting new science fiction authors, and her
work has won or been nominated for a number of awards,” says Haikasoru Editor Nick Mamatas. “THE CAGE OF ZEUS
delivers an optimum mix of hard science fiction and thriller, combined with a
distinctly Japanese view of gender politics, and the future of humanity
Hyogo Prefecture, Sayuri Ueda is one of the most innovative science fiction
authors in Japan. She won the 2003 Komatsu Sakyo Award with her debut novel, Mars Dark Ballade. Her second novel, The Cage of Zeus, was originally
published in 2004. Her recent short fiction collection, Fish Boat, Animal Boat, was highly acclaimed in the sci-fi
community and was nominated for the 2009 prestigious Japan SF Award. Ueda has
also been nominated for the Seiun Award in the short story category for The Grave of the Bird. Her latest novel,
The Ocean Chronicles, won the first
prize of Best Science Fiction 2010 in SF
Magazine and was one of the most noteworthy books of the year in
For more information on CAGE OF ZEUS and the Haikasoru imprint, visit the dedicated website at www.haikasoru.com.