From the Seiun Award-winning writer of Userper of the Sun
When the Rocket women by accident splash down within the pond of Yukari Morita's old style, it appears as if their test is ruined. fortunately, the geeky Akane is there to save lots of the day. becoming the profile--she's clever, enthusiastic, and petite--Akane is quickly recruited by means of the Solomon area organization. Yukari and Akane are then given the largest Rocket woman undertaking but: to do what NASA astronauts can't and retailer a probe headed to the minor planet Pluto and the very fringe of the sunlight system.
About the author:
Housuke Nojiri was once born in Mie, Japan, in 1961. After operating in instrumentation keep an eye on, CAD programming, and online game layout, he released his first paintings, The Blind Spot of Veis, in accordance with the online game Creguian, in 1992. He won reputation together with his next works the Creguian sequence and the Rocket woman sequence. In 2002, he released Usurper of the sunlight (Haikasoru 2009), ushering in a brand new period of area technological know-how fiction in Japan. After first showing as a sequence of brief tales, Usurper received the Seiun Award for most sensible eastern technological know-how fiction novel of 2002. His different works comprise Pendulum of Pinieru and Fuwa-Fuwa no Izumi.
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