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Hiroshi Sakurazaka
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... show more

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.
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Maverynthia: Library of the Labyrinth of Blue
So imagine a fanfiction about fighting games. OK.. now open your eyes! Yes this is a book that is basically about a dude that somehow gets a girlfriend and treats her like trash, but she sticks with him anyways. That's after you are left wondering how they even hooked up and when they started dating...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 3 years ago
After finishing this book I found I really had very little to say about it. I thought attending my book club might help, but not so much. It seems most of us had little to say about it, regardless of our various levels of enjoyment. I found this striking considering there seems to be a lot of intere...
Mike Mullin, Author
Mike Mullin, Author rated it 4 years ago
I really like the Tom Cruise movie based on this book, so of course I had to read it. It's better. The science fictional elements make a lot more sense, and Sakurazaka doesn't settle for a cloying and cliched Hollywood ending. If you enjoy fast paced, dark sci-fi, you'll love this book.
My Cup of Tea
My Cup of Tea rated it 4 years ago
Good one! Short, action packed and even romantic.Better than the movie? I don't know, but most certainly different.
Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it 5 years ago
I'm not sure that there are enough sci-fi thrillers out there. Maybe we should get James Patterson to churn out a few dozen this year, or maybe someone can point me in the direction of a few dozen authors like Hiroshi Sakurazaka.People may be aware of All You Need Is Kill because of the film adaptat...
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