Mardock Scramble

Mardock Scramble

by Tow Ubukata

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Mardock Scramble by Tow Ubukata

Why me? It was to be the last thought a young prostitute, Rune-Balot, would ever have...as a human anyway. Taken in by a devious gambler named Shell, she became a slave to his cruel desires and would have been killed by his hand if not for the self-aware All-Purpose Tool (and little yellow mouse) known as Oeufcoque. Now a cyborg, Balot is not only nigh-invulnerable but has the ability to disrupt electrical systems of all sorts. But even these powers may not be enough for Balot to deal with Shell, who offloads his memories to remain above the law, the immense assassin Dimsdale-Boiled, or the neon-noir streets of Mardock City itself.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421540931
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication date: 01/18/2011
Series: Mardock Scramble Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 784
Sales rank: 1,092,231
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1977, Tow Ubukata was exposed to a blending of cultures from early childhood until the age of fourteen, having lived in Singapore and Nepal because of his father's work. In 1996, while in college, Ubukata won the first Sneaker Taisho Gold Prize for his light novel Kuroi Kisetsu (Black Season) and thus debuted as a writer. In 2003, he won the Nihon SF Taisho Award for Mardock Scramble, originally published as a three-volume series. He is involved in a wide range of projects including anime production for Fafner, video game production, and original content writing for comics such as Le Chevalier D'Eon. His other works include the Bye-Bye Earth and Spiegel novel series. In 2009, he published his first historical novel, Tenchi Meisatsu, focusing on a mathematician of the Edo period.

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Anonymous 9 months ago
I first heard of this story when I watched the Anime of the same name and looking for more detailed story I picked up this novel, and it didn't disappoint. The story is similar to Ghost in the Shell in a dystopian "Man's reach exceeding his grasp but life still goes on" kind of way. Part murder mystery, part sci-fi action battle, and personal growth journey all rolled into one. If they make anymore story for this series I'll be looking forward to it.
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