Harmony ( Harmony Universe )

( Japanese - Hāmonī / ハーモニー - 2008 )

novel by Project Itoh

translated by Alexander O. Smith

Published: Haikasoru / VIZ Media LLC - paperback - 2010
ISBN: 1421536439 / 9781421536439

Haikasoru / VIZ Media LLC ( Barnes & Noble ) - Nook - 2010
ISBN: 9781421539546

Haikasoru / VIZ Media LLC ( Amazon ) - Kindle - 2010

In the future, Utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration. This perfect world isn't that perfect though, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian kindness and super-medicine by attempting suicide via starvation. It doesn't work, but one of the girls - Tuan Kirie - grows up to be a member of the World Health Organization. As a crisis threatens the harmony of the new world, Tuan rediscovers another member of her suicide pact, and together they must help save the planet... from itself.

Seiun Award 2009
Nihon SF Taisho 2009
Philip K. Dick Award 2010 ( special citation )