Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Volume 2 Revenge of the Cold Machines is the second novel based on the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime TV series.
The novels have a focus on some of the more machine elements of the story. There are three separate yet interconnected stories:
- Story one, Double Targets, wherein Aramaki is marked for assassination and it's up to Section 9 to stop the killer.
- Story two, First Love, Last Love, tells the tale of a Tachikoma and its adventures with a female traffic cop who unluckily got in its way.
- Story three, Revenge of the Cold Machines, tells the tale of a cyber parts manufacturer and his past coming back to haunt him.