Asamatsu Ken

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ASAMATSU Ken

author; editor

Born in 1956 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Graduated Toyo University to work at Kokusho Kankôkai, famous in Japan as the publisher of Lovecraft and many other works of horror and fantasy. Debut work as an author was Makyo no Gen'ei (Echoes of Ancient Cults), in 1986. He continues to be active in a wide range of activities, including writing extensively in the weird historical and horror genres. While remaining extremely interested in the Cthulhu Mythos, lately he has been concentrating on weird historicals set in the Muromachi period (1333-1573).

In 2005 was a candidate for the annual award of the Mystery Writers of Japan, Inc. in the short story genre, for his Higashiyamadono Oniwa (Higashiyamadono Villa Garden).

He has also made considerable contribution to Japanese fiction as an anthologist, proposing a number of collections successfully published in Japan. The Lairs of the Hidden Gods, which won high praise in the original Japan, is now available from Kurodahan Press.

The Japanese originals, published by Tokyo Sogensha and featuring covers by best-selling artist FUJIWARA Yowkow, are here (click for a larger view):

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The Modern Era
727+64 pages
List 1,300 yen

The Historical Era
797 pages
List 1,300 yen

His novel Senpuden (Tales of the Whirlwind) was serialized on the web by publisher Gentosha as "Bushido," with art by Hiromoto Shin'ichi (see http://www.gentosha-comics.net/genzo-e/index.html).

His website is http://homepage3.nifty.com/uncle-dagon/


Kurodahan Press books by this author:

Queen of K’n-Yan

By ASAMATSU Ken


Translated by Kathleen TAJI
Introduction by Darrell SCHWEITZER

Lairs of the Hidden Gods series

Volume 1

Night Voices, Night Journeys


Edited by ASAMATSU Ken
Introduced by Robert M. PRICE

Volume 2

Inverted Kingdom


Edited by ASAMATSU Ken
Introduced by Robert M. PRICE

Volume 3

Straight to Darkness


Edited by ASAMATSU Ken
Introduced by Robert M. PRICE

Volume 4

The Dreaming God


Edited by ASAMATSU Ken
Introduced by Robert M. PRICE

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