Verso Books, 2021. Softcover, 224pp., 5 x 7.85 inches
The first English-language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon.
Nonchalantly hip and full of deranged prescience, Suzuki’s singular slant on speculative fiction would be echoed in countless later works, from Neuromancer to The Handmaid’s Tale. In these darkly playful and punky stories, the fantastical elements are always grounded in the universal pettiness of strife between the sexes, and the gritty reality of life on the lower rungs, whatever planet that ladder might be on.