Orbital Cloud

41a8SUF5G8LThe global war on terror has a new front—the very edge of outer space.

In the year 2020, Kazumi Kimura, proprietor of shooting star forecast website Meteor News, notices some orbiting space debris moving suspiciously. Rumors spread online that the debris is actually an orbital weapon targeting the International Space Station. Halfway across the world, at NORAD, Staff Sergeant Darryl Freeman begins his investigation of the debris. At the same time, billionaire entrepreneur Ronnie Smark and his journalist daughter prepare to check in to an orbital hotel as part of a stunt promoting private space tourism. Then Kazumi receives highly sensitive information from a source claiming to be an Iranian scientist. And so begins an unprecedented international battle against space-based terror that will soon involve the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NORAD, and the CIA.

Publishing

Translator: Timothy Silver
Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Haikasoru (March 21, 2017)
Language: English
Publisher’s page Haikasoru.com

Award

  • 35th Nihon SF Taisho Award
  • 46th Seiun Award
  • Best SF of 2014 in Japan

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