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Parallel Futures

The Sacred Era
The Parallel Futures book series is dedicated to translations of key works of Japanese science fiction intervening creatively and critically into temporal processes of social and political subjectification. Such science fiction is not content to remain within the habitual space-time divisions that continue to ground contemporary geopolitics and to reduce political action and imagination to sad repetition—past and present, now and future, tradition and modernity, Japan and the West. These works prefer temporal juxtaposition, disjunction, and multiplication, seeking intensifiers of mobile force and difference rather than forms of representation, aiming not to pull the future into the present but to generate parallel, diagonal, and transversal futures whereby space-time emerges, as not yet again.

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