Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Legend of Galactic Heroes

Legend of Galactic Heroes

English Title: Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Japanese Title: 銀河英雄伝説 — Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Author: Yoshiki Tanaka
Illustrator: Naoyuki Kato (vol 1–5), Yukihisa Kamoshita (vol 6-10)
Translator: Daniel Huddleston
Genre: Sci-fi, Military, Space Opera
Original Run: 1982 – 1987
English Run: 2016 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Tokuma Shoten
English Publisher: Haikasoru (Viz Media)
Volumes in Japanese: 10 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 5 (In Progress)
Average Price Per VolumePaperback $11 — Kindle $9 — Nook $9 — Audible $20

Synopsis: The “golden brat” Reinhard von Lohengramm, a military prodigy and admiral of the Galactic Empire, has ambitions beyond protecting the borders or even defeating the empire’s enemies. He seeks to overthrow the old order and become a truly absolute—yet benevolent—dictator. His rival, the humble Yang Wen-li of the Free Planets Alliance, wishes to preserve democracy even if he must sacrifice his political ideals to defeat the empire. Their political and military battles play out over a galactic chessboard in an epic saga fifteen centuries in the making!

Volume 1 — Dawn
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Volume 2 — Ambition
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Volume 3 — Endurance
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Volume 4 — Strategem
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Volume 5 — Mobilization
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Reviews of Legend of the Galactic Heroes
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Suggestions for Further Reading
Similar Subgenre (space opera): Seikai: Crest of the Stars
Also see: Other novels from Haikasoru

Note: The header image is from the anime adaptation.

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