Usurper of the Sun (Novel)

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VIZ Media LLC, Sep 15, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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L to R (Western Style). The mysterious Builders have brought humanity to the edge of extinction; can they be reasoned with, or must they be destroyed? Aki Shiraishi is a high school student working in the astronomy club and one of the few witnesses to an amazing event—someone is building a tower on the planet Mercury. Soon, the Builders have constructed a ring around the sun, threatening the ecology of Earth with an immense shadow. Aki is inspired to pursue a career in science, and the truth. She must determine the purpose of the ring and the plans of its creators, as the survival of both species—humanity and the alien Builders—hangs in the balance.

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Still, premise is great. - Goodreads
Housuke Nojiri is a terrible writer - style-wise. - Goodreads
And I love the ending...a scifi fairytale!!! - Goodreads
I didn't see a lot of character development. - Goodreads

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User Review  - V_Shaft - Goodreads

On a scale of 1-10, I'd give "Usurper of the Sun" a 2 or perhaps 3. So it's not THAT bad, but given the Goodreads ratings system 1 out of 5 stars = I didn't like it, and that's the truth with this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mars Dorian - Goodreads

Sci-fi YAY. Character EWWW. Seriously. One of the greatest Science fiction I've read in the last years, and I'm stressing the SCIENCE part. I don't know how much of it was true, but it seemed dang ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Housuke Nojiri was 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 Girl 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. More information can be found on his website: http://njb.virtualave.net/web/ (Japanese only)

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