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Yukikaze by [Kambayashi, Chohei]
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4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Length: 416 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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"Yukikaze may be the perfect bridge between anime and the sort of military SF which I write. The novel is a clean, detached look at war and warriors: fast-moving, poetic, and precise even when describing passion. A remarkable book, unique in my experience." -- Dave Drake, Author of Hammer's Slammers

About the Author

ChMhei Kambayashi was born in 1953. In 1979 he won the 5th Hayakawa SF Contest with his debut work, Kitsune to Odore (Dance with a Fox), and followed that with his first long series, Anata no Tamashii ni Yasuragiare (May Peace Be on Your Soul). His distinctive style and approach, and his thematic focus on the power of language and humanity’s relationship with machines, quickly made him a fan favorite. His numerous long and short series have won him the prestigious Seiun Award four times, and in 1999 he won the 16th Japan SF award.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 593 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Haikasoru/VIZ Media (4 Nov. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #369,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
As, I suspect, with many who might be interested in this book, I also was introduced to the world of Yukikaze by the anime series. I'd read a couple of reviews of the book which weren't overly positive, but much to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed this. It fleshes out many details which the anime could only sketch, and creates a superb atmosphere of fighting a completely unknowable enemy in a war in which humanity can't win, but cannot afford to lose either. Like many, I have been rather critical of the animes seeming lack of characterisation, but the book actually made me appreciate this is not a failing of the writers, but a reflection of one of the books central themes - that of keeping ones humanity in a war that is (in a very different sense to that normally implied) very inhuman.

Its clipped, detached style won't suit those looking for hard-hitting emotional drama, and if you don't get excited by phrases like "omni-directional pulse-doppler radar", this is perhaps not the book for you. For military aviation adventure fans, SF fans, and of course anime watchers, recommended.
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Format: Paperback
Hi There,

I'll imagine that, like me, many of the people that buy this book, have done so because of the excellent Anime series that came out a few years ago. Like any TV show/anime/film that's born from novels, the book contains more detail, particularly in the characters background. Being an aviation enthusiast (or Plane Spotter!!), many of the technical details astonish me, especially when you consider this book was first published over in Japan in 1984. The author does state that he touched up one or two details here and there before this edition was released, but man he has a good imagination! All in all, it is well worth the read; you don't have to be into Sci-fi, planes or Anime to enjoy it.

So, when does Good Luck! Yukikaze and Unbroken Arrow come out and follow this?
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Enjoyed the book, thought it could have developed a bit more, but I suppose that is what sequels are for. Occasionally hard work to read, but worth the effort.
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