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The Resource The ghost in the shell, 1, Shirow Masamune ; translation and English language adaptation Frederik L. Schodt and Toren Smith, additional translation Stephen Paul

The ghost in the shell, 1, Shirow Masamune ; translation and English language adaptation Frederik L. Schodt and Toren Smith, additional translation Stephen Paul

Label
The ghost in the shell, 1
Title
The ghost in the shell
Title number
1
Statement of responsibility
Shirow Masamune ; translation and English language adaptation Frederik L. Schodt and Toren Smith, additional translation Stephen Paul
Title variation
  • The ghost in the shell
  • Ghost in the shell 01
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"In a near future, technology has firmly taken root into society at large. Cybernetic implants are nothing uncommon and robots roam as plentiful as humans, all connected through their "ghosts" to the electronic datastreams of the net. Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Public Security Section 9 find themselves in a constant battle with the newly created wave of technological terrorists and cyber-hackers. But things take a turn once Motoko gets involved in a certain case involving an extremely dangerous "ghost" hacker nicknamed the Puppeteer, as she dives deeper and deeper into the limitless reality of the net, to reach her own startling conclusions" -- Animenewsnetwork.com
Summary
Deep into the 21st century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg super-agent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including "ghost hackers," capable of exploiting the human/machine interface by re-programming human minds to become puppets to carry out their criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside-down and inside-out
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
131014
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shirow, Masamune
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
M ages 18+
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schodt, Frederik L.
  • Smith, Toren
  • Paul, Stephen
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cyber intelligence (Computer security)
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Cyborgs
  • Graphic novels
Target audience
adult
Label
The ghost in the shell, 1, Shirow Masamune ; translation and English language adaptation Frederik L. Schodt and Toren Smith, additional translation Stephen Paul
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Japan in 1991 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo as Koukaku kidoutai" -- Colophon
  • Reads from right to left
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn980592001
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Deluxe edition ; English edition ; Kodansha Comics edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781632364210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)980592001
Label
The ghost in the shell, 1, Shirow Masamune ; translation and English language adaptation Frederik L. Schodt and Toren Smith, additional translation Stephen Paul
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Japan in 1991 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo as Koukaku kidoutai" -- Colophon
  • Reads from right to left
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn980592001
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Deluxe edition ; English edition ; Kodansha Comics edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781632364210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)980592001

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