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Appleseed Book 1: The Promethean Challenge Paperback – Nov 27 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; 3rd edition edition (Nov. 27 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593076916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593076917
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.8 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #550,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sarah Palin is the former Governor of Alaska, and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Going Rogue, published in November 2009. She grew up in Alaska, where she and her future husband, Todd Palin, graduated from Wasilla High School in 1982. Palin graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of Idaho. She served two terms on the Wasilla City Council, two terms as the city’s mayor and manager, and was elected by her peers as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. She then chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. Palin was elected Alaska’s youngest, and first female governor, serving from 2006 to 2009. While governor, she was tapped as Senator John McCain’s running mate in 2008, becoming the first female Republican vice presidential candidate in our nation’s history.

The Palins reside in Wasilla with their five children and one grandson. They enjoy an extended family throughout Alaska and the Lower 48.

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Lately I've found myself collecting a lot of Shirow Masamune stuff. I bought the third volume of the Appleseed manga (Scales of Prometheus) months earlier, and since then I've been tracking down anything Shirow Masamune has done. Currently I'm watching Dominion: Tank Police, and then I'll move on to New Dominion and Ghost in the Shell: Innocence.
Appleseed Volume 1: The Promethean Challenge is a good read. The characters are likeable and the artwork is detailed and appealing, although a little confusing during the more action-oriented situations. I ordered this with Volume 2: Prometheus Unbound, and although they surprisingly weren't in any plastic wrapping in the box they came in, they still arrived in fantastic condition looking better than some new books I see on the shelves of my local bookstore.
Again, a good read. My only complaint is that sometimes the artwork can get a little confusing during the battle scenes. Had to re-read a couple times to tell who was who.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9cca372c) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ce9f2c4) out of 5 stars Things to Come meets Manga Oct. 19 2008
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I wonder if Shirow saw the classic movie "Things to Come"... And I mean the 1937 version. This movie has similar themes.

After a nuclear war a scientific elite (of cyborgs/androids in this one) begin the process of recreating the world and society. Unlike most fictions this does not include the enslavement or genocide of humanity. They welcome mankind with open arms and find a place for him in their society at great social cost and inviting the risk of danger in their gates.

The two main characters are a pair of hardened mercenaries/soldiers who are amazed at the generosity offered to them by this new utopian society and eagerly become cops to help them keep their peace. They fight terrorists who are mostly humans born inside this new civilization but have turned disillusioned with it either from boredom through luxury or paranoia at not having a direct say in the benevolent government of the androids. In short, paradise is threatened from within and these two become the enforcers because they've lived through mankind mostly killing himself and can't understand why people who live in such luxury and security they thought they'd never see again can try to destroy it and hurt innocents in the process.

It's a longer work, and less well reviewed than his other stuff. I think it was his most thoughtful work.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ce9f318) out of 5 stars Great Series Jan. 3 2013
By Larry - Published on Amazon.com
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This is such a great series of manga. I had lost these books and was so happy when I did a search on Amazon for them. Shirow Masamune is one of my favorite manga artist/authors. His ability to make scifi seem real is astounding. Reminds me Arthur C Clarke's books.
HASH(0x9ce9f5f4) out of 5 stars A Classic! May 8 2016
By Mike Keepper - Published on Amazon.com
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A Classic cyberpunk manga that hold up very well. WW3 is over with no nukes! Two surviving soldiers are plucked from the wastelands and brought to paradise! All is not well in the new Garden of Eden. Power struggles between humans, cyborgs, and fibroids with a giant supercomputer called Gaia managing everything. Excellent science fiction with cyberpunk techno adventures!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ce9f4ec) out of 5 stars fantastic series Feb. 15 2012
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in my opinion, the books get better and better as they go. amazing art, very well-thought-out futuristic setting, and especial attention paid to general engineering principles. of course, it's science fiction, so you have to suspend a little disbelief, but the attention to detail is splendid.
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HASH(0x9ce9f6d8) out of 5 stars Five Stars June 8 2015
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