24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai
1985 technology fiction novella through Roger Zelazny. moment visual appeal within the 1989 brief tale compilation Frost & hearth, additionally featured in Cthulhu 2000. The name is drawn from an exact booklet of woodcut reproductions.
The Cthulhu mythos hyperlink is vulnerable - the narrator makes passing point out of the sunken urban of R'lyeh. No mind-blasting encounters with tentacled alien gods right here. really, the narrator makes a pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji to confront a former lover grew to become cybernetic megalomaniac ala Lawnmower guy. every one View is a station in her pilgrimage. En direction she practices a little non-lethal tantric vampirism, a dry and mechanical wink to the grownup viewers. Zelaznophiles will be aware cyberpunk resonances among 24 perspectives, masks of Loki, and Donnerjack.
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portray. I wait till the sky starts off to darken. i do know that the mountain won't come to me back this present day, and that i needs to discover a dry position to sleep. those has to be my classes from Hodogaya: are likely to the current. don't try and polish beliefs. Have experience sufficient to get in out of the rain. I stumble off via a small wooden. A shed, a barn, a storage… something that stands among me and the sky will do. After a time i locate any such position. No god addresses my dreaming. four. Mt. Fuji from the Tamagawa I.