Violation of the TrueNet Securty Act is on the list

According to File 770, My first translated short story The Violation of the TrueNet Security Act( translated by Jim Hubbert, title father is John Joseph Adams.) is on the ToC of The Big Book of Cyberpunk arrives September 26.

Violation of the TrueNet Securty Act is not only the first translated work, but also my first commercial work and the first short-story. Original Japanese title was Collaboration , but John Joseph Adams guessed to change as this fascinated one.

Story is about how computers get lives. In setting, internet was abandaoned, and the TrueNet connects computers each others. Protagonist is an old type engineer maintains internet-generation servers. He is watching the working internet-server and taking down with reporting. But someday, he found his coded internet-server on his watching list. The server was working along his design, but the code was changed with strange way…

The bell for the last task of the night started chiming before I got to my station. I had the office to myself, and a mug of espresso. It was time to start tracking zombies.

I took the mug of espresso from the beverage table, and zigzagged through the darkened cube farm toward the one strip of floor still lit for third shift staff, only me.

Violation of the TrueNet Security Act from

Thanks to my first English editor Nick Mamatas who submitted this to LightSpeed and recommended it to this book.

short story Reader Alice

I contributed a short story Reader Alice to The Digital Aesthete by Alex Shvartsman who is the chief editor of UFO Publishing.

The story is about generative AI, and I wrote my thought on this short story. In this story, I discribed a world after LLM rushing. I hope you like it. Keep it tunes for publishing, and please read the essay by Alex. He will attend several panels on convention.

I believe generative LM will help our writing or another works, and at the same thought, and I believe I can serve ideas and works for language models for analysing fictions, critisize my works, developing the reading out programs, even or writing cyberpunks better than me. But I believe it is not the way of picking up roughly from piracy box.

I have entire writing history on my git. Imagine if writers provide the git repository of the draft, fiction LM would have more accuracy and have a power rather than ever. Piracy picking developer can’t do it.

I’m going to consider, struggle and make the future not to killing to writing or stealing the past. Making language models is slowly, but writing fictions and contributing is the step to there for me.

Contribution Japan SF in 2022

I contributed to the “Literary Yearbook 2023” compiled by the Japan Writers’ Association, writing an overview of last year’s Japanese science fiction.

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My slot is only one-page spread, 2,000 words.  Then I compressed introducing prominent SF author’s works, awards winners, and famous works.  As for making the spaces, I introduced online movement and the writing career building from short stories.  It was necessary to write about the SF writing school held by Nozomi Omori.

What I couldn’t miss personally was SF prototyping. While there may be criticism of the collaboration between commerce, industry, and literature, there is no doubt that it has been instrumental in maintaining the presence of SF in a year where all forms of consumption have stagnated. Although I couldn’t cover all the pros and cons, I have introduced it briefly within the limited space available.

In addition, I have dedicated some attention to translation, which constitutes a significant portion of SF. I mention the emphasis on introducing Chinese and Korean SF, but it was mainly motivated by the translation of Octavia E. Butler’s short story collection “Bloodchild.” This translation played a significant role in taking on this overview.

Looking back, 2022 was enjoyable, but also exhausting, so I would like to pass it on to someone else next year.”

the book about SF Prototyping

One interesting book is coming this summer. The records of an SF Prototyping workshop conducted by Wired Sci-Fi Prototyping Lab in 2022 will be turned into a cute book.

The authors are Taiyo Fujii: me, Haneko Takayama: the Akutagawa Literature Award winner, Takashi Kurata: SF writer, Sansan Inc.: Japanese business communicating service company, and the Wired Sci-Fi Prototyping Institute, which organized the workshop. In addition to that, it includes comics by Minami Kitamura, lecture transcripts by Sayaka Ogawa, and artwork and interviews by Yasushi Tanabe from Sansan Inc. Although it might be challenging to convey through photos, the book is beautifully colored in a vibrant shade of pink, with the page edges also painted.

I contributed a piece titled “Two Thousand Versions of Us.” The story depicts a future where user agents autonomously engage in activities.

SF Prototyping might be a new idea for you; it is organizations such as companies and local governments reimagining their businesses through a science fiction mindset. It is said to be started by Intel, inc. in the 1980s. Instead of forward casting, simulating, or expecting from current detailed information, SF Prototyping sets the detailed completion image, tangible description, and how people initially feel about it, and backcasting thinking to today.

The easiest action is inviting SF writers to explain the business and envision the future of the company or industry in short fiction. Some companies publish them, and others don’t. More committing SF Prototyping is having a workshop, and companies let the employees or managers participate. In the SF Prototyping workshop, business people struggle to set the goal. At first, almost all goals set by business people are stereotypical ones. They should make it better and face the wall of narrative. Beginner writers set a perspective person and get a feel of primitive accountability in the reading time. And the SF writers lead their writing, reviewing. And finally, writers write a professional short story from the workshop experience as the conclusion.
These activities take various forms, and I have participated in around seven.

SF prototyping has become quite common among the SF community in Japan, but what sets apart the SF prototyping conducted by Wired Sci-Fi Prototyping Institute is its characteristic of being a long-term project that actively involves the organizations themselves.

The book includes records of the prototyping conducted by Sansan Inc. over the course of one year, as well as the workshop methodologies and the cards used during the workshops.

The book showcases the records of the year-long prototyping conducted in collaboration with Sansan Inc., including the workshop methodologies and the cards used in the workshop. The three short stories included in this book are also captivating to read, but it becomes a valuable resource as it provides insight into the conversations that took place behind these works, the realizations made by the top executives of participating IT companies, and how they harnessed storytelling skills to contribute to the narratives.