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Too like the lightning / by Ada Palmer.

Palmer, Ada, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola SFF PALMER, A (Text) 33118000175693 Adult: New Book Available -
Eckhart Public Library - Main F PALMER ada ti bk.1 (Text) 840191002253529 New Fiction - Main Floor Checked out 12/15/2016
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison SF (Text) 39391006743494 Science Fiction Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville FIC PAL (Text) 37323005263234 FICTION Available -
Perry County Public Library - Tell City F PAL (Text) 70621000211081 Adult - Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0765378000
  • ISBN: 9780765378002
  • Physical Description: 432 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Series information from NoveList.
Summary, etc.: 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 competion 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.
Subject: Prisoners > Fiction.
Twenty-fifth century > Fiction.
Third millennium > Fiction.
Utopias > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

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