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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Science Fiction / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9784902075779

Administrator

by Mayumura Taku

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Overview
Administrator, or Shiseikan in Japanese, took the Japanese SF community by storm when first published in 1974. Unlike traditional space opera, it pushed technology into the background to present a compelling portrait of colonial governors, the Administrators, trapped between the conflicting demands of Federation government, native inhabitants, and Terran colonists.This collection of four novelettes, the first volume of an extensive series of works set in the same universe, touches on key stages in the development of the Administrator system and the robots designed to support and protect it.
Description
Administrator, or Shiseikan in Japanese, took the Japanese SF community by storm when first published in 1974. Unlike traditional space opera, it pushed technology into the background to present a compelling portrait of colonial governors, the Administrators, trapped between the conflicting demands of Federation government, native inhabitants, and Terran colonists.This collection of four novelettes, the first volume of an extensive series of works set in the same universe, touches on key stages in the development of the Administrator system and the robots designed to support and protect it.
About the author
Born in 1934, he made his first appearances in professional magazines in 1961, and has won numerous awards since. Drawing on his experiences as a “salariman” (salaried worker) at a large manufacturer, he has written extensively on the depersonalization that bureaucracy forces on individuals. He is currently a professor at the Osaka University of Arts, in Osaka, Japan.
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