Nakamura Tōru

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(1960-    ) Japanese translator and editor, a graduate in Law from Chūō University, who drifted into sf Fandom while studying and during his subsequent employment at a printing firm. His first credited translation was The World Wreckers (1971; trans 1987) by Marion Zimmer Bradley, followed by novels from, among others, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Robert E Howard and Michael Moorcock. In 2005, a year which saw no less than three movie adaptations of H G Wells's The War of the Worlds (1898; with epilogue cut 1898) (see War of the Worlds), Nakamura retranslated the original; it was the third and most recent occasion that the novel has been rendered into Japanese. With Makoto Yamagishi, otherwise known mainly for translating the works of Greg Egan into Japanese, Nakamura edited the six-volume 20-Seiki SF ["Twentieth Century SF"] series. He has also supervised the selection of numerous Japan-only anthologies for authors such as Edmond Hamilton and Arthur C Clarke. He is not to be confused with the actor Tōru Nakamura, who stars in 2009: Lost Memories (2002). [JonC]

Tōru Nakamura

born Japan: 1960

died

works as editor (selected)

series

20-Seiki SF

  • 1940-nendai: Hoshi Nezumi ["The 1940s: The Star Mouse"] (Tokyo: Kawade Shobō Shinsha, 2000) with Makoto Yamagishi [anth: 20-Seiki SF: binding unknown/MAYA MAXX]
  • 1950-nendai: Hajime no Owari ["The 1950s: The End of the Beginning"] (Tokyo: Kawade Shobō Shinsha, 2000) with Makoto Yamagishi [anth: 20-Seiki SF: binding unknown/Hiro Sugiyama]
  • 1960-nendai: Suna no Ori ["The 1960s: Cage of Sand"] (Tokyo: Kawade Shobō Shinsha, 2001) with Makoto Yamagishi [anth: 20-Seiki SF: binding unknown/Kisei Sasabe]
  • 1970-nendai: Setsuzoku Sareta Onna ["The 1970s: The Girl Who Was Plugged In"] (Tokyo: Kawade Shobō Shinsha, 2001) with Makoto Yamagishi [anth: 20-Seiki SF: binding unknown/Yōko Akiyama]
  • 1980-nendai: Fuyu no Market ["The 1980s: The Winter Market"] (Tokyo: Kawade Shobō Shinsha, 2001) with Makoto Yamagishi [anth: 20-Seiki SF: binding unknown/Masayuki Ogisu]
  • 1990-nendai: Idenshi Sensō ["The 1990s: Gene Wars"] (Tokyo: Kawade Shobō Shinsha, 2001) with Makoto Yamagishi [anth: 20-Seiki SF: binding unknown/Motohiro Hayakawa]

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