Want to escape? Here are five books set on Mars. Bon voyage! Across the Zodiac: The Story of a Wrecked Record by Percy Greg - The book is notable as containing what is probably the first alien language in any work of fiction to be described with linguistic and grammatical terminology. It also contains what is … Continue reading 5 Books Set on Mars
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa - Tokyo, Japan, 1892-1927. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was a Japanese writer active in the Taishō period in Japan. He is regarded as the "Father of the Japanese short story" and Japan's premier literary award, the Akutagawa Prize, is named after him. He committed suicide at the age of 35 through an overdose of barbital. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was born in the Kyōbashi district of Tokyo, the third child and only son of father Toshizō Niihara and mother Fuku. - Wikipedia. Read one of his short stories for free here.