As there seems to be some confusion, despite some pretty clear labeling on the cover and its product page, we thought we’d write a brief note to help everyone understand that the Edge of Tomorrow novel now in bookstores and supermarkets is All You Need Is Kill.
The cover call-out is “Previously Published as All You Need Is Kill.” See? Look!
The author is Hiroshi Sakurazka.
The protagonist is Keiji Kiriya.
The text is identical to the text of the trade paperback published in 2009, except for minor copy corrections.
Edge of Tomorrow is not a novelization of the film. It is not a book written by an American author. It does not feature a character named Billy Cage.
Edge of Tomorrow is All You Need Is Kill with a temporary cover and title change, so that some fraction of the forty-fifty million people currently being exposed to the commercials for the feature film might now that the movie is based on a novel. As you can imagine, a novelist and a publisher would like more people to be aware of a book.
Any questions? Let us know in the comments!