Comic Box, November 1982
Reprinted in Manga hikyou taikei vol 4
Translated from Japanese to English by Atsushi Fukumoto in September, 1991
Translated without permission for personal entertainment purpose only. This is not, by any means, an accurate word for word translation.
M: [...] I've read many so called science fiction, but I couldn't appreciate them. There are various thing, from "hard (SciFi)" to "sorcery and sword," but I couldn't enjoy... rather, I liked non-fiction more... In my young days, I was a reader of SF Magazine [...]
I: What's your favorite SF of those days?
I: How about recent one?
M: Chikyuuno nagai gogo was interesting. I enjoyed that world of plant life. Translation quality was fine, too. But, plants were interesting, though on the other hand the human characters were not so good. I like Gedo senki, though I don't know whether it's an SF or not, I like it very much. I can't remember how many times I've read it. I like Yubiwa monogatari also. Hornblower series [...] is great as a reading.