Those looking for more Motoko Kusanagi
will be disappointed by the stories in Human-Error Processor
, Shirow’s collected work including stories first published by Young Magazine
in the early to mid-nineties. It makes sense, really; the four stories take place after the Puppetmaster incident (when Motoko leaves to explore the vast and infinite net) and before ManMachine Interface
(which is ALL about Motoko, in a weird and somewhat philosophically indulgent kind of way).
In some ways Motoko’s absence makes this similar to Solid State Society
, and there are in fact some elements of the stories that are echoed by that film. For instance, in "Drive Slave" the Major shows up (as Chroma) and helps Batou, although she’s really on her own investigation and the help is entirely coincidental;
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