Nice news to wake up to: We have an offer for Old Man’s War in Japanese, and we’re going to take it (I said yes, anyway, which is how these things get done). Naturally, I’m curious how to write “Old Man’s War” in Japanese; the closest I can get to via Google Translate is “老人の戦争,” which translates somewhat inexactly to “War of Old Person.” I assume someone with better Japanese skills (which, honestly would be about anyone) could do a better job.
This additionally makes me happy because I’m going to go to the Worldcon in Yokohama in 2007 and was thinking it would be nice to have a book in country before then. So now that’s a possibility (the publisher actually has 24 months to produce a version, so it’s possible we’ll miss it, too. But at least now there’s a chance).
Anyway, if anyone knows how to say “w00t!” in Japanese, let me know.