By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

March 9, 2021

Japan probably has the world’s shortest time span for fads. Japanese people seem to be extremely eager to jump on the bandwagon whenever something new comes out, but their interest is usually extremely short-lived.

Whether it be catchy words or phrases, foods or material objects, what’s in vogue this season is often gone by the next.

Perhaps this has been the Japanese way all along, as evidenced by the beginning of its old syllabary,

iroha (iro wa nioedo, chirinuru wo: [flower] colors are fragrant, but eventually will fall off and scatter).






English novels by Billy Hammond published by AELS



I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers