Due to rights issues, the audio of this interview is not available online. Please contact San Diego State University, Special Collections and Archives if you wish to be granted access to the original audio. Larry McCaffery and Sinda Gregory jointly interview Goro Masaki and Yumi Matsuo. The interview begins with the discussion of whether because Masaki and Matsuo live together, if their fiction is influenced by each other. Masaki explains his writing in regards to the cyberpunk movement. Matsuo describes her early short writings. There is a discussion over the use of pregnancy as a theme in science fiction. Both authors explain their early experiences reading science fiction as children. The lack of hard science fiction among Japanese science fiction along with a discussion of current trends and developments in the field are discussed. In light of the presence of Japan in American cyberpunk, the Japanese view of America in science fiction is explored. Edited versions of this interview were published in Review of Contemporary Fiction Vol. 22 (2), Summer 2002 as “Not Just a Gibson Clone: An Interview with Goro Masaki” on pages 75-81 and as “Bird Outside the Cage: An Interview with Yumi Matsuo” on pages 91-97.