Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. (機動戦士ガンダムUC(ユニコーン), Kidō Senshi Gandamu Yunikōn?) is a novel by popular Japanese author Harutoshi Fukui (Shūsen no Lorelei, Bōkoku no Aegis). The novel takes place in Gundam's Universal Century timeline. Character and mechanical designs are provided by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and Hajime Katoki, respectively. An anime adaptation of the novels premiered on Sony's PlayStation Network Japan from February 20, 2010, and the first episode had a simultaneous worldwide DVD and Blu-ray Disc release on March 12, 2010.
The novel begins in U.C. 0001, at the very beginning of human space colonization, with the Laplace Incident, a major event that influences the course of human history forever. The main story takes place in U.C. 0096, three years after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack and 27 years before the movie Mobile Suit Gundam F91.