24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai

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24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai
Author Roger Zelazny
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
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"24 Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai " is a science fiction novella by American writer Roger Zelazny. It won the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1986 and was also nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1985.

The novella was partly inspired by Hokusai’s Views of Mt. Fuji (Charles Tuttle, 1965), a book that contains precisely 24 prints painted by Hokusai. In Zelazny's version, the character Mari consults that very book during the story. (Hokusai painted more than 100 images of Mt. Fuji but he is best known for another selection of them: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji .)

Plot summary

A widow makes a pilgrimage in Japan to some of the locations of Hokusai's views of Mt. Fuji, ultimately attempting to confront her former husband who had become a nearly all-powerful digital being.