Review of “Reiko’s Universe Box” (1981)
Kajio Shinji (writer).
Read in 2020.
Read in Speculative Japan.
A housewife gets a holographic alien solar system.
A feminist allegory of a typical young housewife’s situation, with the solar system standing in for a child as well as the microcosm of the home. As allegories go it’s pretty well built, but thin.
References here: “Proposal for ‘The Day I Bought a Star’” (2004).