What would Western North America look like if the Axis powers had won WW2?
In Peter Tieryas's new dystopian alternate history novel, Mecha Samurai Empire as well as his previous, United States of Japan, this scenario is explored with frightening detail. In conversation with Philip K. Dick's _Man in the High Castle_ and finished before the TV series was announced, this unique approach to world building focuses on the Western half of occupied America and imagines all types of Asian American residents both resisting and collaborating with the Empire, rather than invisible. Join us this week on Pearl Harbor day as we talk with Peter about historical amnesia, being the opposite of "the Chosen One,” and writing cultures that are not our own. Find Peter Tieryas on Twitter @TieryasXu