Anomaly: Hybrid Child

Review of Hybrid Child by Mariko Ōhara

A classic of Japanese speculative fiction that blurs the line between consumption and creation when a cyborg assumes the form and spirit of a murdered childSometimes I feel like I’ve seen it all, even in speculative fiction. An expansive genre of literature containing elements that do not exist in the real world, speculative fiction promises to deliver endless possibilities. I’m hungry for something different, though not necessarily new (a term I find increasingly problematic). I’m searching for a feeling of captivation: I want a book that will make me sit up and think.


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