SciFi has among its earliest tales: 1. “Tale of the Bamboo Cutter” ; and, 2. “Urashima Taro” from Japanese literature. The two are “Jules Verne” like “travelogues” of a trip from the moon (Tale of the Bamboo Cutter); and a journey underneath the oceans (Urashima Taro). Here I present: Murasaki Shikibu (978~1021 AD) 紫 式部, … Continue reading Murasaki Shikibu (978~1021 AD)紫 式部, “The Tale of Genji 源氏物語(translation by Kencho Suematsu)”, 1008 AD.