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In the Near Future, Humans Communicate Almost Exclusively Through Monitors Connected to Online Networks--face-to-face Meetings Are Rare and the Surveillance State Nearly All-powerful. Even School Children Are Only Allowed to Meet in the Flesh in Designated Communication Centers. So when a Serial Killer Starts Slaughtering Junior High Students, the Crackdown is Harsh. and Despite All the Safeguards, the Killer's Latest Victim Turns out to Have Been in Contact with Three Young Girls: Mio Tsuzuki, a Certified Prodigy; Hazuki Makino, a Quiet but Opinionated Classmate; and Ayumi Kono, Her Best Friend. as the Girls Get Caught Up in Trying to Find the Killer--who Just Might Be a Werewolf--hazuki Learns That There is Much More to Virtual Reality Than Meets the Eye.

About the Author:
Natsuhiko Kyogoku Was Born in Otaru, Hokkaido, and Studied at Kuwasawa Design School. After Working at Advertising Agencies, He Established His Own Design Studio. He Still Works as Art Director, Designer, and Bookbinder for Various Projects. He is Also an Expert in Yokai (Japanese Folklore of Monsters and Ghosts). His Novel, the Summer of the Ubume, Was Published in English in 2009.

Kyogoku Meditates on a Society So Fixated on Homogeneity and Surveillance That There is Scant Room for Freedom of Self-expression Any More...old and Young Seethe with Mutual Mistrust and Antagonism. the Loups-garous of the Title – French for “werewolves” – Are Wayward Youths, Shapeshifting from Respectful Obedience to Untamed, Psychotic Ferality, Breaking Free from Societal Constraints.—james Lovegrove, the Financial Times

About Haikasoru: With a Small, Elite List of Award-winners, Classics, and New Work by the Hottest Young Writers, Haikasoru is the First Imprint Dedicated to Bringing Japanese Science Fiction to America and Beyond. Featuring the Action of Anime and the Thoughtfulness of the Best Speculative Fiction, Haikasoru Aims to Truly Be the “high Castle” of Science Fiction and Fantasy. for More Information on Haikasoru Please Visit at

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  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: May 18, 2010
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Seller: VIZ Media, LLC
  • Print Length: 464 Pages
  • Language: English
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