United States of Japan (J2)Book signing alert for all San Franciscans and similar!

Our lovely Peter Tieryas will be at  Kinokuniya San Francisco on Saturday, November 5 at 1:30PM for the launch of United States of Japan, the Japanese editions!

For those still unfamiliar with United States of Japan, here’s the synopsis:

Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody believes that Japan’s conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons – a shadowy group of rebels fighting for freedom. Their latest subversive tactic is to distribute an illegal video game that asks players to imagine what the world might be like if the United States had won the war instead.

Captain Beniko Ishimura’s job is to censor video games, and he’s tasked with getting to the bottom of this disturbing new development. But Ishimura’s hiding something… He’s slowly been discovering that the case of the George Washingtons is more complicated than it seems, and the subversive videogame’s origins are even more controversial and dangerous than the censors originally suspected.

Part detective story, part brutal alternate history, United States of Japan is a stunning science fiction novel in the tradition of Philip K Dick’s The Man in the High Castle.

Peter will be reading along with writer Janice Lee (Kerotakis) and journalist Justine Abellana.

For more information check the Facebook event page.

Here’s a handy little map to help you find the store, should you need it: