Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 230 pages, 2.07 × 3.15 × 0.24 in
Published: July 21, 2009
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1421527618
ISBN - 13: 9781421527611
About the Book
L to R (Western Style). There's one thing worse than dying. It's coming back to do it again and again...When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the Bitch of War. Is the Bitch the key to Keiji's escape, or to his final death?
From the Publisher
When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many
recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and
sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn
each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th
iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally--the female
soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji''s
escape or his final death?
Now a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise!
About the Author
Hiroshi Sakurazaka was born in Tokyo in 1970. After a career in
information technology, he published his first novel, Modern Magic
Made Simple (Yoku wakaru gendai mahou), in 2003 with Super Dash
Bunko, a popular young adult light novel imprint. There are now
seven volumes in the series, and it was adapted as a manga in 2008
and as a television anime series in 2009. Sakurazaka published All
You Need Is Kill with Super Dash Bunko in 2004 and with it earned
his first Seiun Award nomination for best of the year honors in
Japanese science fiction. His 2004 short story, "Saitama Chainsaw
Massacre," won the 16th SF Magazine Reader''s Award.
In 2009, All You Need Is Kill was the launch title for Haikasoru,
a unique imprint dedicated to publishing the most compelling
contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy for
English-speaking audiences. New York Times best-selling author John
Scalzi declared All You Need Is Kill to be a novel that "reads
fast, kicks ass, and keeps on coming," and it has proven to be one
of Haikasoru''s most popular titles. Sakurazaka''s other novels
include Characters (cowritten with Hiroki Azuma) and Slum Online,
which was published in English by Haikasoru in 2010.
In 2010, Sakurazaka started an experimental digital magazine AiR
with Junji Hotta. He remains one of Japan''s most energetic writers
of both light novels and adult science fiction.