The Resource Noumenon, Marina J Lostetter

Noumenon, Marina J Lostetter

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Noumenon
Title
Noumenon
Statement of responsibility
Marina J Lostetter
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Language
eng
Summary
Astrophysicist Reggie Straifer has an idea. He's discovered an anomalous star that appears to defy the laws of physics, and proposes the creation of a deep-space mission to find out whether the star is a weird natural phenomenon, or something manufactured. The journey will take eons. In order to maintain the genetic talent of the original crew, humankind's greatest ambition—to explore the furthest reaches of the galaxy— is undertaken by clones. But a clone is not a perfect copy, and each new generation has its own quirks, desires, and neuroses. As the centuries fly by, the society living aboard the nine ships (designated Convoy Seven) changes and evolves, but their mission remains the same: to reach Reggie's mysterious star and explore its origins—and implications. A mosaic novel of discovery, Noumenon—in a series of vignettes—examines the dedication, adventure, growth, and fear of having your entire world consist of nine ships in the vacuum of space. The men and women, and even the AI, must learn to work and live together in harmony, as their original DNA is continuously replicated and they are born again and again into a thousand new lives. With the stars their home and the unknown their destination, they are on a voyage of many lifetimes—an odyssey to understand what lies beyond the limits of human knowledge and imagination
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Summary
With nods to Arthur C. Clarke’s Rama series and the real science of Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves, a touch of Hugh Howey’s Wool, and echoes of Octavia Butler’s voice, a powerful tale of space travel, adventure, discovery, and humanity that unfolds through a series of generational vignettes
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567192
Cataloging source
BT
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Lostetter, Marina J
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Noumenon
Series volume
0001
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  • Interstellar travel
  • Human cloning
  • Human evolution
Target audience
adult
Label
Noumenon, Marina J Lostetter
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780062497840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Noumenon, Marina J Lostetter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780062497840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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