Takayuki Tatsumi, Ph.D. (born in 1955), literary critic and professor of American literature and Literary Theory at Keio University (Tokyo, Japan), is the author of Cyberpunk America (Tokyo: Keiso Publishers, 1988; the 1988 Japan-US Friendship Commissionís American Studies Book Prize) and the co-editor of the Japanese Science Fiction issue of Science-Fiction Studies (29.3, November 2002). He won the 5th Pioneer Award (SFRA) in 1994 with the collaboration essay with Larry McCaffery "Towards the Theoretical Frontiers of 'Fiction:' From Metafiction and Cyberpunk through Avant-Pop"(1993)," and the 21st Japan SF Award (SFWJ) in 2001 with Japanese SF Controversies:1957-1997 (Tokyo: Keiso Publishers, 2000). Having published a variety of essays in SF Eye, Extrapolation, Para*Doxa, American Book Review, Mechademia, PMLA and elsewhere, he published Full Metal Apache: Transactions between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America (Durham: Duke UP, 2006; the 2010 IAFA Distinguished Scholarship Award). He also co-edited (with Christopher Bolton and Istvan Csicsery-Ronay) Robot Ghosts, Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime(Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2007).
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