The Resource Last year, Robert Charles Wilson

Last year, Robert Charles Wilson

Label
Last year
Title
Last year
Statement of responsibility
Robert Charles Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Two events made September 1st a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses S. Grant. It's the near future, and the technology exists to open doorways into the past--but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can only be reached once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened. A passageway has been opened to a version of late 19th-century Ohio. It's been in operation for most of a decade, but it's no secret, on either side of time. A small city has grown up around it to entertain visitors from our time, and many locals earn a good living catering to them. But like all such operations, it has a shelf life; as the "natives" become more sophisticated, their version of the "past" grows less attractive as a destination. Jesse Cullum is a native. And he knows the passageway will be closing soon. He's fallen in love with a woman from our time, and he means to follow her back--no matter whose secrets he has to expose in order to do it"--
Summary
A man from an alternate-universe 19th-century Ohio town that is on one side of a time-travel portal to the modern world realizes that dwindling tourism will soon close the portal, separating him from the 21st-century woman he loves
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10533986
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Robert Charles
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • Time travel
  • Space and time
  • Space and time
  • Time travel
Target audience
adult
Label
Last year, Robert Charles Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tor Book."
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
ocn957647714
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780765332639
Lccn
2016043355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957647714
Label
Last year, Robert Charles Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tor Book."
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
ocn957647714
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780765332639
Lccn
2016043355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957647714

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