looking for book about a knowage gathering spaceship, a kind of giant libery
a looong time ago i read a sci fi book ( i seem to remeber it being written by an japaniese or chienise auther but not sure) its main char is a teenage boy (young man) who lives on a giant ship, that gather knowage, its like a giant libery. i tink it was powered by a giantic solar sail or two.
i think it was not a mayor action book.
the boy meets a girl at one point i think.
it was a series....i think two or three books.
i think there was some type of hyporation going on, because i seem to remember them being kinda old and their journey taking a long time.
they were from earth im pretty sure.
hope some one can help me : )
thanks a lot guys