Hiroshi Sakurazaka was born in Tokyo in 1970. After a career in information technology, he published his first novel, Modern Magic Made Simple (Yoku wakaru gendai mahou), in 2003 with Super Dash Bunko, a popular young adult light novel imprint. There are now seven volumes in the series, and it was adapted as a manga in 2008 and as a television anime series in 2009. Sakurazaka published All You Need Is Kill with Super Dash Bunko in 2004 and with it earned his first Seiun Award nomination for best of the year honors in Japanese science fiction. His 2004 short story, "Saitama Chainsaw Massacre," won the 16th SF Magazine Reader's Award.
In 2009, All You Need Is Kill was the launch title for Haikasoru, a unique imprint dedicated to publishing the most compelling contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy for English-speaking audiences. New York Times best-selling author John Scalzi declared All You Need Is Kill to be a novel that "reads fast, kicks ass, and keeps on coming," and it has proven to be one of Haikasoru's most popular titles. Sakurazaka's other novels include Characters (cowritten with Hiroki Azuma) and Slum Online, which was published in English by Haikasoru in 2010.
In 2010, Sakurazaka started an experimental digital magazine AiR with Junji Hotta. He remains one of Japan's most energetic writers of both light novels and adult science fiction.
So much better than the movie (despite how good it was to see a certain lead male get killed multiple times). Read morePublished 1 day ago by Murray Robinson
Great, unique story with lots of action. I wanted to read it after learning it was the inspiration for the movie "Edge of Tomorrow. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Michael Spivak
I was a huge fan of Edge of Tomorrow so after seeing the movie and hearing about the book I wanted to read it.
It's a short book so it's a pretty easy read. Read more
Fun easy read. Perfect for summertime reading. Not appropriate for younger readers but a welcome diversion for most. Didn't notice the translation at all.Published 26 days ago by email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you saw the movie adation then you need to read this book. It give a great perspective of the same type of story. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Sean
This is defiantly worth reading, especially if you're into light novels. A lot of light novels are... decently written, but not top notch. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Johnson
2 stars is too generous. It was an interesting idea that became boring by the end. Characters were minus-one dimensional, which were accompanied by poor writing and bad jokes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James S. F.