Space tethers, Iranian scientists, Japanese tech wizards, NORAD, the CIA: Orbital Cloud has all this and more. Fujii gives us 500-plus pages of complex calculations, brilliant technological counterterrorism strategies, and a plot that accelerates with the speed of a space tether's terminal apparatus zooming off into space at 17.7 km/s.
But (I hear you asking) would a person (such as myself) who shivers at the mere word "calculus" enjoy such a book? And my answer is absolutely. For this is one of Fujii's strengths: the ability to draw the reader in with a gripping tale of international intrigue and spies spying on other spies that is built upon a foundation of accurate orbital mechanics.…
Read in Italian here
People who know me know that for some years I have been involved in an almost impossible mission: to promote and spread not much the concept of SF “diversity” (a positive idea that hides, in my opinion, a fundamental error, that is diversity from a common standard; from a normality that has become a benchmark for evaluating any phenomenon, yet which doesn’t exist in reality) but instead a fairer distribution of “the future” and therefore of opportunities between dominant cultures and languages and those ones considered minor for the only reason of being “other”.
Fortunately, as a small publisher and SF writer, in five years of translations from at least six languages, and with a catalogue of over seventy stories published from around the world I can affirm:
Quality has no colour,
Quality has no nation,
Quality has no language,
Quality belongs to everyone.…