Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki

Syzygy? Androgyny? I’m no man and I’m no woman. Who needs gender anyway?

The phrase “ahead of her time” gets thrown around a lot but in 1970’s Tokyo, Izumi Suzuki was writing Sci-Fi stories featuring screen addicted people, robot vacuums, live-streams and celebrities as politicians. One character even routinely films his daily life. Suzuki was 50 years ahead of her time. Prophetic and irreverent with a prose that flows like music. In a male dominated literary world Suzuki dealt with any discrimination by simply disregarding it. The result was her secured spot as a legend of Japanese Sci-Fi and for the first time her short stories have been published in English.

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