New and New-ish Haikasoru News

Simon and Schuster updated sometime recently with the Viz books through next September, a few of which are certainly of interest here. There’s a relisting of Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriot, which was listed for sometime this year, but then disappeared on Amazon and other sites, but is now scheduled June 2012.

There’s also an image now for The Future is Japanese: Stories From and About the Land of the Rising Sun, which is now definitely a Haikasoru title, based on the font used on the cover. I wasn’t really sure what this title was before, so I never mentioned it, but it’s now obviously a Japanese Sci-Fi compilation. Here’s a summary from S&S:
“An ancient culture, immense social transformation, terrible disasters, and economic booms makes the island nation of Japan a laboratory for how we’ ll all live one day, and a muse to science fiction writers and fantasists from around the world. Both sci-fi masters and hot new up-and-comers have seen the future…and it is Japanese. ”

Finally, the NEW stuff! There’s a listing on S&S for Genocidal Organ by Project Itoh (author of Harmony and Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriot) Currently scheduled for August 2012, here’s a summary from S&S:
“The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides. The mysterious American John Paul seems to be behind the collapse of the world system, and it’s up to intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd to track John Paul across the wreckage of civilizations, and to find the true heart of darkness—a genocidal organ.”

Any thoughts? I haven’t read Harmony yet, but it looks like it must have sold pretty well for 2 other of Project Itoh’s book to have been licensed now. I’m going to have to get on that! Anyone else interested in any of the titles?

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One Response to New and New-ish Haikasoru News

  1. 8U More books are always good ~

    I’ve read Harmony. It was pretty meh in the beginning but once people started to die, the interest caught me (wow that sounds so morbid xD). The ending is definitely wtf D: but it’s not bad ~ I’d definitely read another book from this author ~

    The title I’m most interested in is “The Future is Japanese” – so far my favorite Haikasoru books have been short story compilations :3 So I hope the trend continues ~

    Any of these catch your eye? :3

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