Masaki Yamada

Born in 1950, Masaki Yamada has been one of the most honored authors in Japanese science fiction. He won the Nihon SF Taisho Award, Japan's equivalent of the Nebula, in 1982 for The Last Enemy. He also won the Seiun--the Japanese Hugo--four times, most recently for his alternate history novel, Kishin Corps, later adapted into an anime through Geneon Entertainment.