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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
Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer--a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away. 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 labelling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world's population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competition is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life. And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destablize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life..
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Palmer, Ada
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Terra Ignota
Series volume
Book 1
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  • Prisoners
  • Utopias
Target audience
adult
Label
Too like the lightning, by Ada Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"--Title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • (OCoLC)ocn918994531
  • (Sirsi) o918994531
  • (OCoLC)918994531
Label
Too like the lightning, by Ada Palmer
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"--Title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • (OCoLC)ocn918994531
  • (Sirsi) o918994531
  • (OCoLC)918994531

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