Sakyo Komatsu, the science fiction author best known for Japan Sinks, has died aged 80. In lieu of an obituary, I give you the entry from the upcoming third edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, for which I substantially upgraded Takumi Shibano’s entry on Komatsu from the previous edition. You should be able to access the draft text here.
Please note that the particle “を” is transliterated as “o”, not “wo”, in Hepburn (also Kunrei-shiki, but not Nihon-shiki). As in:
“Chi ni wa Heiwa wo” (twice)
“Chikyū ni Heiwa wo”
“Otoko wo Sagas”
“Komatsu Sakyō Jiden: Jitsuzon wo Motomete”
(I beg pardon, but this is a pet peeve of mine. ^_^; )