I've written a guest blog for Erin Enberg on the film Edge of Tomorrow and the book it was based on, All You Need is Kill.Here is a taste of it:
Like most Hollywood films, Edge of Tomorrow, the 2014 summer tent-pole sci-fi film directed by Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the Bourne Series) and starring Tom Cruise (Oblivion) and Emily Blunt (Adjustment Bureau, Looper), started out life as a book. And not just any book, but a young-adult sci-fi novel. The book was originally written in Japanese by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (born in Tokyo in 1970) as Ōru Yū Nīdo Izu Kiru, (All You Need Is Kill). The genre in Japan is "Japanese Military sci-fi light" novel. "Light" is the Japanese term that is roughly equivalent to our "young adult" classification.