Nagaru Tanigawa is a Japanese author best known for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for which he won the grand prize at the eighth annual Sneaker Awards. Tanigawa is currently working on the tenth novel about Haruhi Suzumiya and the S.O.S. Brigade.
Where Haruhi goes, trouble follows!
The two storylines from The Disassociation of Haruhi Suzumiyacontinue, introducing a new inductee into the S.O.S. brigade who may be more than just the eager freshman she appears to be. As the two realities converge, the SOS Brigade learns that the new member may have the ability to bring the two story "timelines" together... and save the world in the process.
This book was originally published as two separate volumes in Japan, but the U.S. version will feature both volumes for the price of one.
Two stories continue the adventure in Volume 8 of the Haruhi Suzumiya series.
Guided only by a series of notes that direct him to do the most inexplicable things-"Buy a small turtle and throw it into the lake"?-Kyon and the Mikuru from eight days in the future complete the assigned tasks, hoping that things will become clear as the SOS Brigade's adventures for that week continue. But Kyon and Mikuru's scavenger hunt soon turns to a manhunt when Mikuru is kidnapped by a group of rogue espers, time travelers, and aliens!
As a member of the SOS Brigade, Kyon has had his fair share of close encounters (of the bizarre kind). But as Mikuru the Elder's scavenger hunt sends Kyon and "Michiru" into trouble, Kyon realizes that the scope of his friends' supernatural connections are far beyond what even he could ever have imagined-and far more dangerous...
When a classmate notices that her dog is acting strangely on their daily walks, she asks the SOS Brigade to take on the case - a request Haruhi is more than happy to oblige! After all, any number of supernatural phenomena could be deterring local dogs from a particular area along the riverbank!
A new school year means fresh blood for the SOS Brigade! But not just anyone can join this elite group of alien-, time traveler-, and esper-hunters! As Haruhi puts the new recruits through their paces in one timeline, the veteran members visit the ailing Yuki in the other. Yuki reveals that her illness may be the work of other humanoid interfaces like herself, but when Kyon rushes to confront them, he runs into a familiar face he had hoped he would never see again...!
After Haruhi's rigorous selection process, a new member has been selected for the SOS Brigade! But Kyon feels uneasy around Yasumi Watahashi, not only because of the girl's odd behavior, but also because he knows the peculiar-and sometimes threatening-types that tend to congregate around Haruhi Suzumiya...