Just four years ago, Haikasoru started as an imprint of Viz Comics, publishing Japanese science fiction books in translation. Now Tom Cruise is starring in a movie of All You Need is Kill, and there have been a slew of award nominations.
Over at the Haikasoru site, editor Nick Mamatas takes stock of all the triumphs of the past four years, and it's a pretty impressive list. Including the anthology The Future is Japanese, whose stories have garnered multiple nominations and inclusion in all the "Year's Best" anthologies. The Battle Royale novel has been a huge seller, and there's a Battle Royale Slam Book coming. Plus nominations for the Philip K. Dick and Shirley Jackson awards. Pretty amazing stuff. Check out the full list at the link. [Haikasoru]