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Michael John Grist is a ruins explorer and science fiction & fantasy author who lives in Tokyo, Japan. His stories can be found in Aoiffe’s Kiss, Shelter of Daylight, and Something Wicked, and he is currently writing an epic fantasy novel. He runs a website on the ruins or ‘haikyo’ of Japan; filled with photographs of abandoned theme parks, military bases, and ghost towns. See more at, or follow him on Twitter at

Stories by Michael John Grist:
  • “Bone Diamond”Issue #75, August 11, 2011
  • "a vivid example of a realm where fear rules more strongly even than greed" —Lois Tilton, Locus online