“While many of the stories contained within The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories flirt with inexplicability, their charm and freshness cut through translation barriers.”
“Silverberg’s stories transform alien planets and parallel universes into concrete realities that readers can inhabit and enjoy. . . .
Although a handful of Japanese authors have achieved widespread popularity in English translation, Kenji Miyazawa (1896–1933) is not among them.
“a very entertaining story, with a thoroughly likable and intriguing (if unhuman) narrator”
“Bruce Sterling has managed to pen a delivery vessel for a futuristic, anarchistic, dystopian idea of human potential.
“As with any anthology, the true strength of this book is the quality of the stories themselves.
“Even if you are not a regular reader of fantasy fiction, you may well enjoy this collection. Mr. Powers is a talented writer.
“All of the works collected in Kafkaesque prove both edifying and entertaining . . . A fine, intelligent, and exquisitely bizarre collection of fiction.”