Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor

Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor

by Shirow Masamune
     
 

Deep into the 21st century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging technoscape, the covert-ops agents of Section 9 are charged to track and crack the most dangerous terrorists, cybercriminals, and ghost hackers the

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Deep into the 21st century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging technoscape, the covert-ops agents of Section 9 are charged to track and crack the most dangerous terrorists, cybercriminals, and ghost hackers the digital future has to offer. Whether dealing with remote-controlled corpses, lethally malfunctioning micromachines, or cop-killer cyborgs, Section 9 is determined to serve and protect . . . and reboot some cybercrook ass!

Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor presents for the first time in America the "lost" Ghost in the Shell stories, created by Shirow Masamune after completing work on the original Ghost in the Shell manga and prior to his tour-de-force, Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface, but never collected until now.

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Library Journal

Between the manga Ghost in the Shell(LJ3/05) and Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface(LJ7/05), both set in a near-future Japan where many people have had their bodies and brains enhanced by cybertechnology, Shirow published the short stories collected here. They deal with cases investigated by Public Security Section 9, an elite antiterrorism and crime-fighting unit that often finds itself ensnarled in high-level politics. In one story, a rich industrialist acting strangely is suspected of being a remote-controlled corpse; in another, the brutal murder of an illegal arms dealer forces Section 9 into a shaky alliance with military intelligence. Motoko Kusanagi, ex-Section 9 squad leader and main character of the other two Ghost in the Shell books, crosses paths with her old partners when both find themselves protecting a whistle-blower from a nanotechnology firm. Shirow's artwork is intricately detailed, as are his technological speculations; his storytelling can sometimes be difficult to follow. This volume does not carry the "explicit content" advisory the other two do, though there is some gore. A minor entry in the series, recommended for older teen and adult fans of the other volumes or the various anime based on them.
—Steve Raiteri

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593078157
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
10/10/2007
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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