The Resource The man in the tree, Sage Walker

The man in the tree, Sage Walker

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The man in the tree
Title
The man in the tree
Statement of responsibility
Sage Walker
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Language
eng
Summary
"Humanity's last hope of survival lies in space... but will a random death doom the venture? Our planet is dying and the world's remaining nations have pooled their resources to build a seed ship that will carry colonists on a multi-generational journey to a distant planet. Everything is set for a bright adventure... and then someone is found hanging dead just weeks before the launch. Fear and paranoia spread as the death begins to look more and more like a murder. The authorities want the case settled quickly and quietly so as not to cause panic... and to prevent a murderer from sabotaging the entire mission"--Amazon.com
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/* Starred Review */ In this rich, intense novel of ideas, Locus Award–winner Walker (Whiteout) meditates upon murder, law, and justice inside a generation spaceship in 2209. The seedship Kybele, the last hope of a damaged Earth, is nearing departure on a 200-year trip from which it might never return. When a worker is found messily dead, incident analyst Helt Borresen investigates, defining jurisdictions and setting precedents among the closed society of risk-takers on board Kybele. The ship’s only experienced pathologist, Elena Maury, emerges as the chief suspect, and Helt must fight his growing attraction to her as he tries to prove her innocence and uncover a possible far-reaching conspiracy. The true mystery underlying Helt’s investigation is how (and whether) human social contracts will be established and operate on Kybele in isolation, enabling a fragment of the human species to survive. The investigative and legal issues of the book’s world are extraordinarily well thought out; how the mystery is solved and justice is addressed fit very tightly into the themes of “new world, new rules.” Walker demonstrates new ways of thinking about futuristic social systems that are optimistic rather than dystopic. Fans of hard science fiction and philosophical mystery will enjoy this hopeful view of humankind’s future. Agent: Kay McCauley, Pimlico Agency. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 07/17/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 29, p)
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10571488
Cataloging source
YDX
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Walker, Sage
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Murder
Label
The man in the tree, Sage Walker
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966396332
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780765379924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)966396332
Label
The man in the tree, Sage Walker
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates 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
ocn966396332
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
381 pages
Isbn
9780765379924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)966396332

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