The Resource Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson, (electronic resource)

Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson, (electronic resource)

Label
Alif the unseen
Title
Alif the unseen
Statement of responsibility
G. Willow Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Driven by a hot ionic charge between higher math and Arabian myth, G. Willow Wilson conjures up a tale of literary enchantment, political change, and religious mystery. Open the first page and you will be forced to do its bidding: To read on.'-Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Out of OzIn an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients-dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups-from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif-the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind. The aristocratic woman Alif loves has jilted him for a prince chosen by her parents, and his computer has just been breached by the state's electronic security force, putting his clients and his own neck on the line. Then it turns out his lover's new fiancé is the 'Hand of God,' as they call the head of state security, and his henchmen come after Alif, driving him underground. When Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the secret book of the jinn, which both he and the Hand suspect may unleash a new level of information technology, the stakes are raised and Alif must struggle for life or death, aided by forces seen and unseen. With shades of Neal Stephenson, Philip Pullman, and The Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseen is a tour de force debut-a sophisticated melting pot of ideas, philosophy, technology, and spirituality smuggled inside an irresistible page-turner
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1982-
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Wilson, G. Willow
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hackers
  • Magic
  • Electronic books
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
Label
Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11779415
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11779415
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11779415
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779415
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11779415
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11779415
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11779415
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779415
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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