The Resource Space opera, Catherynne M. Valente

Space opera, Catherynne M. Valente

Label
Space opera
Title
Space opera
Statement of responsibility
Catherynne M. Valente
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mankind will not get to fight for its destiny. They must sing. A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented by the remnants of civilization. Something to cheer up everyone who was left. Something to celebrate having escaped total annihilation by the skin of one's teeth, if indeed one has skin. Or teeth. Something to bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, understanding, and the most powerful of all social bonds: excluding others. Once every cycle, the great galactic civilizations gather for Galactivision--part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part, a very large, but very subtle part, continuation of the wars of the past. Thus, a fragile peace has held. This year, a bizarre and unsightly species has looked up from its muddy planet-bound cradle and noticed the enormous universe blaring on around it: humanity. Where they expected to one day reach out into space and discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of grave aliens, they have found glitter. And lipstick. And pyrotechnics. And electric guitars. A band of human musicians, dancers, and roadies have been chosen to represent their planet on the greatest stage in the galaxy. And the fate of Earth lies in their ability to rock"--
Summary
"A band of human musicians, dancers, and roadies have been chosen to represent Earth on the greatest stage in the galaxy. And the fate of their species lies in their ability to rock."--Provided by the publisher
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10637980
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valente, Catherynne M.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Space colonies
  • Music
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Space opera, Catherynne M. Valente
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn989963881
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781481497497
Lccn
2017028788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963881
Label
Space opera, Catherynne M. Valente
Publication
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
ocn989963881
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781481497497
Lccn
2017028788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963881

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