Furuhashi Hideyuki

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(1971-    ) Japanese author, who graduated in Sociology from Hōsei University, Tokyo, and worked briefly as a graphic assistant at the Games company Capcom on the first iteration of Resident Evil. His debut novel, Black Rod (1996 2vols) depicts a Dystopian society in which human emotions are subject to government control in the interests of public safety. Beyond many derivative, Anime-inspired "light novels", Aru Hi, Bakudan ga Ochite Kite ["One Day, the Bombs Were Falling"] (coll 2005) collects short stories for Dengeki HP magazine, each with an sf twist on the theme of boy-meets-girl. Later, more accomplished works reflect a recurring interest in Dying-Earth scenarios, such as Fuyu no Kyōjin ["The Winter Titans"] (2007), in which mobile human Cities are borne through a polar wasteland on the backs of giants (see Great and Small).

Shortly before the publication of a retranslation of E E Smith's Lensman series into modern Japanese by Takumi Shibano (2002), Furuhashi wrote Samurai Lensman (2001), a licensed Sequel by Other Hands. Set between Second-Stage Lensmen (November 1941-February 1942 Astounding; 1953) and Children of the Lens (November 1947-February 1948 Astounding; 1954), it charts the adventures of the Galactic Patrol's Shin Kusaku, a swordsman from Altair who would be blind without his Lens, and Jonathan the sperm whale Lensman, who pilots an aquatic sphere with a dolphin crew (see Uplift). [JonC]

Hideyuki Furuhashi

born Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan: 1971

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