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THERE'S ONE THING WORSE THAN DYING. IT'S COMING BACK TO DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN...

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When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally--the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death?

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Hiroshi Sakurazaka was born in 1970 in Tokyo. After a career in information technology, he published his first novel Modern Magic Made Simple (Yoku wakaru gendai mahou) in 2003 from Super Dash Bunko, a popular light novel imprint for young adult audiences. The first novel was quite successful is now an ongoing series of seven volumes. It has also been adapted as a manga, in 2008, and as a televised anime series in 2009. He published All You Need Is Kill with the same imprint in 2004, earning a Seiun Award nomination for best science fiction novel. His 2004 short story "Saitama Chainsaw Massacre" won the 16th SF Magazine Reader's Award. His other novels include Characters (co-written with Hiroki Azuma) and Slum Online, released in English in 2010 by Haikasoru.

In 2010, Sakurazaka started an experimental digital magazine AiR with Junji Hotta. He continues to be one of Japan's most exciting writers of both light novels and adult science fiction.

HIROSHI SAKURAZAKA

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Excerpt

The Full Metal Bitch.

I’d heard stories. A war junkie always chasing the action, no matter where it led her. Word had it she and her Special Forces squad from the U.S. Army had chalked up half of all confirmed Mimic kills ever. Might be anyone who could see that much fighting and live to tell about it really was the Angel of Death.
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