Ryō Hanmura (Japanese: 半村 良 Hepburn: Hanmura Ryō, October 27, 1933 – March 4, 2002). His name is alternatively transliterated as Ryō Hammura. While he wrote books as Ryō Hanmura is real name was Heitarō Kinō (清野 平太郎（きよの へいたろう）). Hanmura was a Japanese science fiction, fantasy, and horror author. He won the Naoki Prize for his 1975 novel Amayadori. One of his novels was the basis of the film Sengoku Jieitai. A series of role-playing video games called "Eiyuu Densetsu" ("The Legend of Heroes") was loosely based on his novel by the same name.
He won the first Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature by his novel Musubi no Yama Hiroku in 1983. He won also the 1988 Nihon SF Taisho Award.
Works in English translation
- "Cardboard Box"
- The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories, Dembner Books, 1989 / Barricade Books, 1997
- Speculative Japan, Kurodahan Press, 2007
- "Tansu" (The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories, Dembner Books, 1989 / Barricade Books, 1997)
- Ishi no Ketsumyaku (石の血脈) Hayakawa shobou, 1971
- Oyone Heikichi Toki no Ana Yuki (およね平吉時穴道行) Hayakawa shobou, 1971
- Hikkakatta Haru (ひっかかった春) Freberu-kan, 1972
- Gunka no Hibiki (軍靴の響き) Jitsugyou no Nippon-sha, 1972
- Musubi no Yama Hiroku (産霊山秘録) Hayakawa shobou, 1973
- Ougon Densetsu (黄金伝説) Shouden-sha, 1973
- Eiyuu Densetsu (英雄伝説) Shouden-sha, 1973
- Akuukan Yousai (亜空間要塞) Hayakawa shobou, 1974
- Waga Furusato wa Yomi no Kuni (わがふるさとは黄泉の国) (contained Sengoku Jieitai) Hayakawa shobou, 1974
- Yōseiden (妖星伝) Kodansha, 1975-1995