USJ Press


United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas [978-0857665331] $16.99; March 2016

“United States of Japan is hailed as the spiritual sequel to Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle.  Set in a gripping alternate history where the Japanese empire rules over America with huge robots. Is resistance possible in the form of subversive video games?”


  • “A searing vision of the persistence of hope in the face of brutality, United States of Japan is utterly brilliant.” —Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy winner and author of The Grace of Kings
  • “Mind-twisting and fiercely imaginative; Tieryas fuses classic sci-fi tradition with his own powerful vision.” —Jay Posey, author of Legends of the Duskwalker series, writer at Ubisoft/Redstorm.
  • “It’s a tense and intriguing read, a blend of alt history and cyber punk and thriller. 1988 California where San Diego is a razed landscape home to American rebels, and Japanese mechas patrol the coast? Heck yes!” —Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger
  • United States of Japan is a powerful book, unsettling at times—surreal and hypnotic. There’s a bit of Philip K. Dick in here, and Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, but Peter Tieryas is his own voice, a talented author, somebody to keep an eye on for sure. I loved his last book, BALD NEW WORLD, and I loved this one, too.” —Richard Thomas, author of Breaker and Disintegration

Cover Reveal:

  • Barnes and Noble SFF Blog, 11/16/15 [read it]

Peter’s IMDB:

  Online Press/Reviews/Interviews:

  • The Verge The 11 Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Novels of 2016 12/28/16 [read it]
  • Barnes & Noble Science Fiction Fantasy Blog The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2016 11/16/16 [read it]
  • Kinokuniya Best of Kino 2016 12/28/16 [read it]
  • Kobo Our Favorite 2016 Kobo Staff Picks [read it]
  • Forbidden Planet Best of 2016 12/2/16 [read it]
  • Omni Dystopian Science Fiction Authors You Must Read 1/16 [read it]
  • Financial Times The FT’s Best Summer Books 2016 7/01/16 [read it]
  • The Fader What The Best Authors of 2016 Read This Year 12/23/16 [read it]
  • Esquire 16 Sci-Fi Pop Culture Moments to Look Forward to in 2016 1/16 [read it]
  • io9 Gizmodo The United States of Japan Shows What Happens When Ideology Crumbles (review) 4/16/16 [read it]
  • Lightspeed Magazine United States of Japan Review 6/16 [read it]
  • San Francisco Book Review United States of Japan Review 8/16 [read it]
  • Cemetery Dance United States of Japan Review 7/18/16 [read it]
  • Readers Favorite SFF Books of 2016 So Far 6/28/16 [read it]
  • The Art Of the Future: A Project of the Atlantic Council Looking Back To See Ahead 5/20/16 [read it]
  • Electric Literature What Keeps Peter Tieryas Awake at Night? An in-depth conversation with the United States of Japan visionary 9/2/16 [read it]
  • Science Fiction Book Review United States of Japan Review 1/07/17 [read it]
  • Financial Times United States of Japan Review 2016 3/04/16 [read it]
  • Barnes & Noble Science Fiction Fantasy Blog United States of Japan Is a Sobering Alt-History Spun from the Dark Threads of the Past 3/02/16 [read it]
  • Fantasy Faction United States of Japan Review 3/03/16 [read it]
  • SF Book Review United States of Japan Review 2/17/16 [read it]
  • Kirkus Reviews The Speculative Fiction Books You Can’t Miss in March 3/01/16 [read it]
  • io9 Gizmodo Explore Alternate Histories With Peter Tieryas’ Giant Mechs and Man in the High Castle 1/11/16 [read it]
  • Kotaku Japan Won WW2, And Now Rules America With Giant Mechs- An Art Showcase of USJ 1/19/16 [read it]
  • LitStack United States of Japan Review 6/7/16 [read it]
  • Sweet Story, Bro United States of Japan Podcast Review 12/16 [listen to it]
  • Publisher’s Weekly Spring 2016 Top 10 SF, Fantasy. & Horror 12/18/15 [read it]
  • Popular Mechanics 16 Sci-Fi Things to Look Forward To In 2016, 1/1/16 [read it]
  • Hyphen Magazine Interview 2/27/16 [read it]
  • io9 Gizmodo 40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016 1/11/16 [read it]
  • Kirkus Reviews 150 Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Books to Look Forward to in 2016 1/13/16 [read it]
  • Yahoo! News United States of Japan, 1/21/16 [read it]
  • Barnes & Noble Science Fiction Fantasy Blog 42 SF/F Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2016…In 2 Sentences or Less, 12/16/15 [read it]
  • Asian American Literature Fans United States of Japan Review 7/23/16 [read it]
  • Barnes & Noble Science Fiction Fantasy Blog Burma Road, a short story in the world of United States of Japan, 12/16/15 [read it]
  • Neatorama 40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books With Potential to Rock Your World in 2016, 1/13/16 [read it]
  • SFF180 16 in ’16: Highly Anticipated SFF!, 12/15/15 [read it]
  • Alternate History Weekly Updated Highly Anticipated Works of 2016, 12/29/15 [read it]
  • LitReactor 8 Most Anticipated Books in 2016!, 1/8/16 [read it]
  • Books and Pieces Anticipated Jan-Mar, 1/15/16 [read it]
  • Fantasy Faction Most Anticipated Fantasy Novels of 2016 1/7/16 [read it]
  • SF Signal Books On My Radar 12/19/15 [read it]
  • SF Signal Books Guest Blog Post: Top 10 Japanese Mechas 8/6/15 [read it]
  • Fantasy Faction The Sequel Philip K. Dick Couldn’t Write [read it]
  • Fangirl Nation Preview 7/21/15 [read it]

International Online

  • Anime News NetWork Seiun Award (Japan’s Top Science Fiction Award) Nomination 4/11/17 [read it]
  • 2nd Place In Honya Taisho Award (An Award From All of Japan’s Booksellers) 4/11/17 [read it]
  • Asahi United States of Japan Review ユナイテッド・ステイツ・オブ・ジャパン(上・下)[著]ピーター・トライアス [訳]中原尚哉 12/25/16 [read it]
  • Anime Anime USJ Totals 40,000 Copies In First Weekend SF小説「ユナイテッド・ステイツ・オブ・ジャパン」累計4万部突破 日本統治下のアメリカを描く 10/21/16 [read it]
  • El Geek Furioso USJ Video Review with 35K+ views [watch it]
  • Lectura EUJ Live Video Review with Colombia’s Top Book Reviewers [watch it]
  • Tokyo FM USJ Review 11/22/16 [read it]
  • Yomiuri USJ Review【エンタメ小説月評】普遍的で切実な「SF」11/24/16 [read it]
  • Nikkei Bestseller List 11/16/16 [read it]
  • Gizmodo Japan USJ Preview「巨大ロボを持つ日本がアメリカを支配する小説「ユナイテッド・ステイツ・オブ・ジャパン」の邦訳版が発売決定 8/09/16 [read it]
  • Kotaku Japan USJ Illustration and Preview に影響されたロボット小説「日本合衆国」のイラスト集 1/28/16 [read it]
  • World Action【画像あり】海外で『United States of Japan(日本合衆国)』1/20/16 [read it]
  • El Periodico Peter Tieryas: “Es más plausible ‘Un mundo feliz’ que ‘1984’” 2/21/17 [read it]
  • La Casa de El Reseña de ‘Estados Unidos de Japón’, de Peter Tieryas 6/13/17 [read it]
  • Playground Honor, censura y robots gigantes: así sería el mundo si Japón hubiera ganado la 2GM 2/21/17 [read it]
  • Papel en Blanco ‘Estados Unidos de Japón’ lo tiene todo para tenerte pegado al papel 2/21/17 [read it]
  • La Espada en la Tinta Angry Robot publicará una ucronía donde Japón gobierna el mundo con robots gigantes 1/20/16 [read it]
  • Un libro para esta noche Estados Unidos de Japón – Peter Tieryas 2/21/16 [read it]
  • Sense of Wonder Quince libros que quiero leer en 2016 12/25/15 [read it]


  • Excerpt, 2/11/16 [read it]
  • Barnes & Noble Science Fiction Fantasy Blog Exclusive Excerpt, 2/11/16 [read it]

Blog Reviews

  • Oracle Reviews United States of Japan Book Review 1/17 [read it]
  • Smash Dragons United States of Japan Book Review 3/1/16 [read it]
  • Somerset House Press United States of Japan Book Review 10/1/16 [read it]
  • Fanboy Comics United States of Japan Advance Book Review 1/27/16 [read it]
  • Two Nerds Talking United States of Japan Book Review 2/21/16 [read it]
  • The Curious SFF Reader United States of Japan Review 2/5/16 [read it]
  • Joe’s Geek Fest United States of Japan Review 3/2/16 [read it]
  • Sense of Wonder United States of Japan Review 2/25/16 [read it]
  • bigWOWO United States of Japan Book Review 3/1/16 [read it]
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Corner United States of Japan Review 2/4/16 [read it]
  • Gem in the Rough United States of Japan Book Review 3/1/16 [read it]
  • Eloquent Page United States of Japan Review 2/6/16 [read it]
  • Avant-Critique United States of Japan Book Review 10/23/16 [read it]
  • A Bookish Affair United States of Japan Review 2/6/16 [read it]
  • Strange Alliances United States of Japan Book Review 3/1/16 [read it]
  • The Reading Life United States of Japan Book Review 2/17/16 [read it]
  • Strange Currencies United States of Japan Review 1/26/16 [read it]
  • Palantir Press United States of Japan Review 2/5/16 [read it]


  • Official Announcement, 7/15/15 [read it]
  • The United States of Japan Needs You, 7/21/15 [read it]

Selection of Fan Art: