7 Billion Needles

Hikaru Takabe may not be the most social of teens. Always sporting her headphones, she gives off an aloof aura that rubs her classmates the wrong way. But her not being part of the crowd takes on a different dimension when she becomes involved in an intergalactic game of cat and mouse.

Inspired by Needle, the Golden Age hard sci-fi classic by the late Hal Clement, Nobuaki Tadano's debut work brings a unique take on alien invasion up to date and into the maelstrom that is the Japanese high school girl.

7 Billion Needles is emotionally intelligent science fiction in a compact four volumes.

First Volume: 7 Billion Needles, Volume 1

Modern-day Japan is the stage for a new take on hard science fiction, as author Nobuaki Tadano revisits one of the genre's grand masters, Hal Clement, in his debut work....

Most Recent Volume: 7 Billion Needles, Volume 4

Modern day Japan is the stage for a new form of hard science-fiction, as author Nobuaki Tadano revisits one of the genre's Grand Masters, Hal Clement, in his debut work...