Planetes

Planetes

Vol. 1

Book - 2003
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Haunted by a space flight accident that claimed his beloved wife, Yuri finds a job cleaning space debris from Earth's orbit. His team consists of Hachimaki, a hot shot debris-man with a sailor's affinity for the orbital ocean; Fee, a tomboy beauty with an abrasive edge and a penchant for smoking; and Pops, a veteran orbital mechanic whose avuncular presence soothes the stress of the job. Planetes follows the lives of Yuri and his fellow debris-men as they work and ruminate at the edge of the great empyrean sea.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Tokyopop, 2003.
ISBN: 9781591822622
1591822629
Branch Call Number: YUKIM
Characteristics: 235 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Wenger, Anna
Reyes, Luis

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Jan 28, 2018

Planetes is a surprisingly refreshing and poignant slice-of-life story set in space. The main characters are a wacky cast of working-class astronauts who are assigned to collect space junk orbiting the earth. I appreciated that this is a very realistic and believable near future astronaut story rather than some out-of-this-world magical science fiction tale.

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