Japan Sinks

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Publisher Description

"A chillingly realistic work of science fiction." ― The New York Times.
After dropping anchor for the night near a small island to the south of Japan, a crew of fishermen awaken to find that the island has vanished without a trace. An investigating scientist theorizes that the tiny island has succumbed to the same force that divided the Japanese archipelago from the mainland ― and that the disastrous shifting of a fault in the Japan Trench has placed the entire country in danger of being swallowed by the sea.
Based on rigorous scientific speculation, Japan Sinks recounts a completely credible series of geological events. The story unfolds from multiple points of view, offering fascinating perspectives on the catastrophe's political, social, and psychological effects. Winner of the Mystery Writers of Japan Award and the Seiun Award, this prescient 1973 science-fiction novel foreshadowed the consequences of the 1995 Osaka-Kobe earthquake and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2016
February 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Dover Publications
SELLER
INscribe Digital
SIZE
834.5
KB

Customer Reviews

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Came from the anime and…

After watching Japan Sinks 2020 and enjoying it, I came to read the novel from which the basic premise was adapted from. I was not displeased. In fact, I find this work better than its adaptation. It was through in geo-political coverage and accurate (at least to my basic knowledge) in its science. Good read, even if I had to go back and look over parts to get a sense of what all the long scientific words meant.

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