Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia

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Paperback - 2013
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"Outer space, the far future. A lone seed ship, the Sidonia, plies the void, ten centuries since the obliteration of the solar system. The massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient alien life forms that destroyed humanity's home world continue to pose an existential threat. Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel's bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship's coolheaded female captain."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Vertical, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed., English ed.
ISBN: 9781935654803
1935654802
Characteristics: 176 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: Knights of Sidonia. Vol. 1

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Ten centuries after the destruction of earth, humanity survives aboard the space ark Sidonia. To protect them from the alien threat, inexperienced Nagate Tanikaze must become the pilot of a mechanized Garde.


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Kyanite
Feb 15, 2015

Nihei has a rare gift for backgrounds and scenery - I've rarely if ever seen epic locations done as well as in another of his series, Blame. While such things get less attention in Knights of Sidonia, it's no less stunning. It's also worth mentioning that so far, this is a much more standard story than Blame, which I know a lot of people had a hard time getting into, what with the almost nonexistent dialogue and all...

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