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).

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