'Third Generation' novelist Shumon Miura dies at 91

Feb 5, 2017

'Third Generation' novelist Shumon Miura dies at 91

Shumon Miura, renowned novelist who also led the Cultural Affairs Agency, died of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital on Friday, his family said Saturday. He was 91. Miura was known as one of the so-called Third Generation of postwar writers including Shusaku Endo and ...

Tech thriller describes new Pearl Harbor attack, this time by China

Dec 8, 2016

Tech thriller describes new Pearl Harbor attack, this time by China

A surprise attack on Pearl Harbor has captivated Pentagon brass in recent months. Not the infamous Japanese assault of 1941, but rather a fictional account that opens “Ghost Fleet,” a novel that envisions a future conflict pitting America against China and Russia. Several senior ...

'Frankenstein' predicted a concept key to modern biology

Oct 30, 2016

'Frankenstein' predicted a concept key to modern biology

Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” foreshadowed a key concept in evolutionary biology that was formally defined by scientists a full century after the man-made monster shambled across the pages of the 19th-century novel, an academic study published on Friday found. The study, which is titled “Frankenstein ...