The Resource Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson

Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson

Label
Alif the unseen
Title
Alif the unseen
Statement of responsibility
G. Willow Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 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 fianceé 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"--Dust jacket flap
Summary
A young Arab-Indian computer hacker unearths a a secret book of the jinn, a book that may open a gateway to unimaginable power.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book 2012
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
  • World Fantasy Award, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10114114
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, G. Willow
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer hackers
  • Computer security
  • Betrothal
  • Jinn
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
Label
Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"--Jacket
  • Map on lining papers
Control code
ocn768792521
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
433 p. :bmap
Isbn
9780802120205
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
(OCoLC)768792521
Label
Alif the unseen, G. Willow Wilson
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"--Jacket
  • Map on lining papers
Control code
ocn768792521
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
433 p. :bmap
Isbn
9780802120205
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
(OCoLC)768792521

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