Shinichi Hoshi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Shinichi Hoshi

Japanese artist and writer

Date of Birth: 06-Sep-1926

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 30-Dec-1997

Profession: writer, illustrator, novelist, science fiction writer

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Shinichi Hoshi

  • Shinichi Hoshi (? ?? Hoshi Shin'ichi, September 6, 1926 – December 30, 1997) was a Japanese novelist and science fiction writer best known for his "short-short" science fiction stories, often no more than three or four pages in length, of which he wrote over 1000.
  • He also wrote mysteries and won the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Moso Ginko (Delusion Bank) in 1968. One of his short stories, "Bokko-chan" ("Miss Bokko"), was translated into English and published in Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in June 1963.
  • His books translated into English include There Was a Knock, a collection of 15 stories, and The Spiteful Planet and Other Stories. His friend Osamu Tezuka used his name for a character in Amazing 3, a manga and anime series which Tezuka produced in 1967. His grandmother on his mother's side, Kimiko Koganei, was the sister of Mori Ogai.

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