7 Billion Needles, Volume 1

7 Billion Needles, Volume 1

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by Nobuaki Tadano
     
 

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Modern day Japan is the stage for a new form of hard science-fiction, as author Nobuaki Tadano revisits one of the genre's Grand Masters, Hal Clement, in his debut work 7 Billion Needles. Loosely inspired by Clement's golden age title Needle, 7 Billion Needles follows the life of a teenage girl whose quiet boring days are dramatically changed when her body is…  See more details below

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Modern day Japan is the stage for a new form of hard science-fiction, as author Nobuaki Tadano revisits one of the genre's Grand Masters, Hal Clement, in his debut work 7 Billion Needles. Loosely inspired by Clement's golden age title Needle, 7 Billion Needles follows the life of a teenage girl whose quiet boring days are dramatically changed when her body is possessed by an alien life form caught up in an intergalactic manhunt.

On a clear calm night, while on a class trip to the beach, Hikaru Takabe decides to go for a walk to escape the shackles of school and peer pressure. While observing the stars above a calm dark sea in an instant she is disintegrated when struck by a meteor.

Flash forward one page, and Hikaru awakes, from what seems like a horrible daydream of sorts, sitting amongst classmates in school without a scratch on her. The meteor dream seemed so real she cannot believe she's alive, but given her relative aloof nature, she soon shrugs off the events and moves on with life. However, one thing she cannot shake off is the strange buzzing she hears coming from her new pair of headphones...

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939130242
Publisher:
Vertical, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,044,467
File size:
86 MB
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Meet the Author

Nobuaki Tadano is an Eisner Award nominated comic author. He made his comics debut with the short story A Headphone Wearing Girl for Media Factory's monthly sci-fi and fantasy comic anthology Comic Flapper. The short's success earned him the honor of winning Media Factory's Comic Flapper New Artist Award.

7 Billion Needles is Tadano's first feature length series and his first title translated into English.

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