Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots

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From the legendary video game franchise! Solid Snake is a soldier and part of a worldwide nanotechnology network known as the Sons of the Patriots System. Time is running out for Snake as, thanks to the deadly FOXDIE virus, he has been transformed into a walking biological weapon. Not only is the clock ticking for Snake, but for the world itself. Snake turns to the SOP for help, only to find that it has been hacked by his old enemy Liquid—and whoever controls the SOP System controls the world. -- VIZ Media
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Keikaku (Project) Itoh was born in Tokyo in 1974. He graduated from the Musashino Art University. In 2007, he debuted with Gakusatsu Kikan (Genocidal Organs), and took first prize of the “Best SF of 2007” in SF Magazine. He is also the author of Harmony (Haikasoru 2010), which won the Japan SF and Seiun Awards in Japan and was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in the US. After a long battle with cancer, Itoh passed away in March 2009. The ending of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the 2010 PSP game, was dedicated to him.

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Publisher
VIZ Media LLC
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Published on
Jun 19, 2012
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Pages
366
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ISBN
9781421550879
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Media Tie-In
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
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死亡不是生命的終點,而是化為另一種形式——

「屍者」,和活人朝夕相處。


人類/屍者‧語言/沉默‧意識/無知

你是否曾經思考過,怎麼樣才算是個人?

答案就在——《屍者的帝國》

稀世的故事天才‧伊藤計劃X語言的魔術師‧圓城塔

聯手獻上一場由約翰‧華生領銜主演,縱橫五湖四海的壯闊冒險!


上帝創造人類,人類創造屍者;當屍者從無邊黑暗睜開雙眼時,他會看見什麼……?


十九世紀,由維克托‧法蘭肯斯坦博士開發的生物創造技術普及世界各地。

這種將「靈素」寫入死者體內而產生的新生命稱為「屍者」,被人類普遍用在勞動和軍事用途上。

倫敦大學的醫學生約翰‧華生因為表現出色,獲凡赫辛教授推薦加入直屬維多利亞女王的祕密情報機關,成為一名間諜。他接受上司M的指令前往阿富汗內陸調查傳聞由阿列克塞‧卡拉馬助夫建立的「屍者的帝國」。

他和負責記錄的助手星期五一起動身前往阿富汗。和阿列克塞長談一夜的華生知道了最早的屍者——沙萬仍舊活著,同時也見到人類夢寐以求的新型屍者的存在。

而且已經消失的「維克多筆記」中也記載著解開屍者之謎的關鍵。為了找到那份筆記,

華生踏上了他從未想像過的遙遠旅程,看見了從未想像過的另一個世界……


【名家推薦】


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——難攻博士(【中華科幻學會】理事長)




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