The Resource The philosopher's flight : a novel, Tom Miller

The philosopher's flight : a novel, Tom Miller

Label
The philosopher's flight : a novel
Title
The philosopher's flight
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom Miller
Title variation
philosophers flight
Creator
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Eighteen-year-old Robert Weekes is a practitioner of empirical philosophy--an arcane, female-dominated branch of science used to summon the wind, shape clouds of smoke, heal the injured, and even fly. Though he dreams of fighting in the Great War as the first male in the elite US Sigilry Corps Rescue and Evacuation Service--a team of flying medics--Robert is resigned to mixing batches of philosophical chemicals and keeping the books for the family business in rural Montana, where his mother, a former soldier and vigilante, aids the locals. When a deadly accident puts his philosophical abilities to the test, Robert rises to the occasion and wins a scholarship to study at Radcliffe College, an all-women's school. At Radcliffe, Robert hones his skills and strives to win the respect of his classmates, a host of formidable, unruly women. Robert falls hard for Danielle Hardin, a disillusioned young war hero turned political radical. However, Danielle's activism and Robert's recklessness attract the attention of the same fanatical anti-philosophical group that Robert's mother fought years before. With their lives in mounting danger, Robert and Danielle band together with a team of unlikely heroes to fight for Robert's place among the next generation of empirical philosophers--and for philosophy's very survival against the men who would destroy it."--
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Summary
A historical fantasy epic set in a matriarchal World War I-era America of science and magic follows the efforts of an aspiring male pilot in a female-driven branch of philosophical science who gains entry into Radcliffe College before embarking on a relationship with a radical activist who would end the activities of a fanatical group
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619958
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Tom
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Book one in the Philosopher's war series
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Alchemists
  • Philosophers
  • Magic
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World war, 1914-1918
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Alchemists
  • Magic
  • Philosophers
  • Young men
Target audience
adult
Label
The philosopher's flight : a novel, Tom Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Half science, half magic - entirely fantastic"--Cover
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
ocn961010735
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9781476778150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961010735
Label
The philosopher's flight : a novel, Tom Miller
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Half science, half magic - entirely fantastic"--Cover
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
ocn961010735
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9781476778150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961010735

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