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The Resource Further : beyond the threshold, Chris Roberson

Further : beyond the threshold, Chris Roberson

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Further : beyond the threshold
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Further
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beyond the threshold
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Chris Roberson
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Beyond the threshold
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eng
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Review
SF and graphic-novel writer Roberson spins an entertaining tale of a cryogenically frozen spaceship captain who wakes up 12,000 years in the future. RJ Stone rises to a startling new society, the multiworld Human Entelechy, and a startling new concept of humanity (the definition of human having been expanded to include “uplifted” animal species and artificial sentient beings). Stone, still trying to get his bearings in this new world, is offered a tantalizing job: to captain the first faster-than-light spaceship. Naturally, it turns out to be a highly risky proposition. Tonally, the novel is a bit uneven: sometimes it sounds like a space opera (suggesting such authors as Alastair Reynolds and Neal Asher), and at other times like a light comedy. On the other hand, the story is captivating, full of imaginative technologies (interlinks, thresholds, and some very nifty personal weaponry) and inventive characters: dog-people, Anachronists (who re-create the past and get it almost entirely wrong), and a sort of holographic re-creation of Stone’s long-dead shipmate. It’s impossible not to like the book, and readers will eagerly await the sequel the author seems to promise with the book’s final words. -- Pitt, David (Reviewed 05-15-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 18, p28)
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10126751
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Roberson, Chris
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813/.6
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Interstellar travel
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beyond the threshold
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Further : beyond the threshold, Chris Roberson
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rdacarrier
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875688
Dimensions
21 cm
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vi, 343 pages
Isbn
9781612182438
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9781612182438
  • (OCoLC)775410435
Label
Further : beyond the threshold, Chris Roberson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
875688
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 343 pages
Isbn
9781612182438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781612182438
  • (OCoLC)775410435

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