As a longtime fan of this man's work not only as an artist but a writer, I cannot recommend this book highly enough, not just to Shirow fans, but to ALL fans of awesome, highly detailed CG-art. At first, I found Shirow's transition from good old-fashioned pen-and-ink-and-airbrush-and-whatever-isn't-nailed-down(yes, while he still used conventional means in rendering his art, he did use an ecclectic assortment of tools) to CG somewhat unforgivable and unfathomable, I did gradually warm to his new style. Indeed he was revolutionary in his use of CG rendering. I mean look at all the myriad mangaka that use CG now!! This images in this book were truly a harbinger of things to come in the manga world.
Anyway, like I said before, if you're into sci-fi manga and anime, and hyperdetailed CG, and above all else, the female form, and ain't put off by the price, then by all means BUY THIS BOOK. Please ignore linlin's moronic, and obviously BIASED commentary, as it's borne out of the mind of a closed-minded nobody who thinks all Japanese-made audio/visual entertainment should be of the sacharrine/annoying variety. If anything "linlin-chan" (egads, what a stupid, contrived name) should try to judge something based upon its MERITS, not her insipid tastes.