Rock it with the offer of a space lifetime!
L to R (Western Style). Yukari Morita is a high school girl on a quest to find her missing father. While searching for him on the Solomon Islands, she receives the offer of a lifetime—she'll get the help she needs to find her father, and all she need do in return is become the world's youngest, lightest astronaut. Yukari and her teen friends, all petite, are the perfect crew and cargo for the Solomon Space Association's launches, or will be once they complete their rigorous and sometimes dangerous training.
About the Author
Born in Mie, Japan in 1961. After working in instrumentation control, CAD programming and video game design, he published his first work, The Blind Spot of Veis, based on the video game Creguian, in 1992. He gained popularity with his subsequent works, the Creguian series and the Rocket Girls series. In 2002, he published Usurper of the Sun, ushering in a new era of space science fiction in Japan. After first appearing as a series of short stories, Usurper won the Seiun Award for best Japanese science fiction novel of 2002. His other works include Pendulum of Pinieru and Fuwa-Fuwa no Izumi.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The journey of a reluctant heroine: an astronaut who really just wants to convince the father she never met to return with her to Japan. This is hard scifi set in modern times with technology that is wonderfully balanced between what is known and what just might be possible next week. It reminds me of Heinlein's youth novels. Wonderfully written and translated,I highly recommend this novel, it's upcoming sequel and Nojiri's other novels.