Shinichi Hoshi (星 新一 Hoshi Shin'ichi, September 6, 1926 – December 30, 1997) was a Japanese novelist and science fiction writer. He is best known for his "short-short" science fiction stories, often no more than three or four pages in length, of which he wrote over 1000. He also wrote mysteries, and won the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Mōsō Ginkō (Delusion Bank) in 1968.
One of his short stories was translated into English and published in Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in June 1963. His books translated into English include There Was a Knock, a collection of 15 stories, and The Spiteful Planet and Other Stories.
His grandmother on his mother's side, Kimiko Koganei, was the sister of Mori Ōgai.
- The Spiteful Planet and Other Stories, Japan Times, 1978
- There Was a Knock, Kodansha, 1984 ISBN 4-06-186003-8
- The Capricious Robot, Kodansha International, 1986 ISBN 4-7700-2212-3
- The Bag of Surprises, Kodansha International, 1989 ISBN 4-7700-2229-8
- The Hoshi Library The Official English Website of Shinichi Hoshi (English)
- Life & Works (English)
- SF Writers of Japan bio (English)
- Shinichi Hoshi at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (English)
- J'Lit | Authors : Shin'ichi Hoshi | Books from Japan (English)
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