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The Resource Too like the lightning, by Ada Palmer

Too like the lightning, by Ada Palmer

Label
Too like the lightning
Title
Too like the lightning
Statement of responsibility
by Ada Palmer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labeling all public writing and speech... And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destabilize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life..."--Book jacket
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Summary
In the 25th century, human civilization is divided into philosophical sects based on technologically generated abundance and inspired by the 18th-century European Enlightenment. In this utopia, convicted felon Mycroft Canner serves his sentence by carrying out the orders of everyone he meets, while sensayer Carlyle Foster acts as a spiritual counselor in a world where organized religion has been outlawed. Their paths converge when they encounter Bridger, a young boy whose unusual abilities could destroy their hard-won world of peace and prosperity. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480949
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palmer, Ada
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Terra Ignota
Series volume
Book 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners
  • Twenty-fifth century
  • Third millennium
  • Utopias
  • Prisoners
  • Third millennium
  • Twenty-fifth century
  • Utopias
Target audience
adult
Label
Too like the lightning, by Ada Palmer
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
1581476
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780765378002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765378002
  • (OCoLC)918994531
Label
Too like the lightning, by Ada Palmer
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
1581476
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780765378002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765378002
  • (OCoLC)918994531

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