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Tokyo Ink

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Shimizu -- the once-glittering glass pyramid in the middle of Tokyo Bay that housed a million people -- is now a crumbling super-prison owned by Iyashii Corporation. Tetsu Hogosha’s mother was caught in the city’s conversion. In a criminal system where the care and feeding of a child adds time to the mother’s crime, she signed him away to be an Iyashii bond employee as her ...more
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Published June 2008 by Changelling Press
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Elisa Rolle
In a post apocalyptic world, Tetsu is a bond worker for the Iyashii Corporation which rules in Tokyo. But Tetsu is also a sideline terrorist and he exchanges information with his fellow terrorist using intricate inks on the geishas who serve the corporation executives and who Tetsu as head of security forces sees almost everyday. But for him they are nothing else that tools to achieve a scope, all of them save for Youran, a male geisha. He is not Japanese, probably Canadian, and his fair skin an ...more
Kassa
This short novella (only 60 pages) opened my eyes to a potential new author. The story itself is too complex and filled with possibility to really develop in the short space allotted but the great world building and fascinating urban fantasy setting caught my attention and held it throughout the book. Tight writing and intriguing characters keep the action moving swiftly, allowing the quick paced industrial intrigue to shine over the few sex scenes. The relationship development is sacrificed for ...more
Jimmy Hanson
There was a great deal of subturfuge in this novella, too much really to fit well within the frame constraints given. Tetsu and Gabe have a complicated relationship starting from the very beginning, and THAT was most definitely well done. The transfer from almost-tender and than to over-cautious and then to freaking-hot and then back to almost-tender kept me going.
The only thing regarding the relationship that made me step back, and decide on a "3" instead of "4", was that Tetsu, for all the det
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Furio
I appreciate the effort to write something different from the usual M/M romance but I am not entirely convinced by the end result.

This short story is set in a dystopian -but unfortunately very plausible- future where governments have abdicated their role in all if not in name and everything is globalised and commodified by all powerful corporations battling each other for supremacy.
The two main characters are relevant pawns in this fight for power and achieve a relevant change in things after th
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