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J.P. Hogan's Thrice Upon a Time Gets Manga by 2001 Nights' Hoshino

posted on 2012-11-25 14:00 EST
Inherit the Stars author's novel about physicist who challenges people's concepts of time

Manga creator Yukinobu Hoshino (2001 Nights, To) launched his manga adaptation of James P. Hogan's science fiction novel Thrice Upon a Time (Mirai Kara no Hotline) in this year's 23rd issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine on Saturday. The story begins with an elderly physicist who devises a bold hypothesis regarding time, and he starts an experiment that defies common sense.

Hogan was born in London on June 27, 1941, and he made his literary debut with Inherit the Stars in 1977. Tokyo Sogensha translated and published his books in Japan, where they became a popular hit among science-fiction readers. His many fans include the members of Studio Nue, who eventually created The Super Dimension Fortress Macross. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 69.

Shortly after Hogan's passing, Hoshino adapted Inherit the Stars in the same Big Comic magazine from last year to this year, and Shogakukan compiled the manga in four book volumes. He had already adapted Hogan's The Two Faces of Tomorrow novel into a manga in 1993. Viz Media published Hoshino's 2001 Nights manga in North America, and Funimation released the To CG anime inspired by the manga.

Source: Comic Natalie


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