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The Resource Dark orbit, Carolyn Ives Gilman

Dark orbit, Carolyn Ives Gilman

Label
Dark orbit
Title
Dark orbit
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Ives Gilman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Nebula and Hugo Award-nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder. Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate. Thora was once a member of the interplanetary elite, but since her prophetic delusions helped mobilize a revolt on Orem, she's been banished to the farthest reaches of space, because of the risk that her very presence could revive unrest.Upon arrival, the team finds an extraordinary crystalline planet, laden with dark matter. Then a crew member is murdered and Thora mysteriously disappears. Thought to be uninhabited, the planet is in fact home to a blind, sentient species whose members navigate their world with a bizarre vocabulary and extrasensory perceptions.Lost in the deep crevasses of the planet among these people, Thora must battle her demons and learn to comprehend the native inhabitants in order to find her crewmates and warn them of an impending danger. But her most difficult task may lie in persuading the crew that some powers lie beyond the boundaries of science. "--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10423959
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilman, Carolyn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.G5426
LC item number
D38 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Dark orbit, Carolyn Ives Gilman
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780765336293
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015015036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 890435576
  • (OCoLC)890435576
Label
Dark orbit, Carolyn Ives Gilman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780765336293
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015015036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 890435576
  • (OCoLC)890435576

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