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The Resource Noumenon, by Marina J. Lostetter, (electronic resource eBook)

Noumenon, by Marina J. Lostetter, (electronic resource eBook)

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Noumenon
Title
Noumenon
Statement of responsibility
by 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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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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10567192
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BT
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Lostetter, Marina J
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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PS
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
Series statement
Noumenon
Series volume
0001
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  • Interstellar travel
  • Cloning
Target audience
adult
Label
Noumenon, by Marina J. Lostetter, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3030873
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online resource
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  • cr
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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electronic
Isbn
9780062497857
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • bc
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Noumenon, by Marina J. Lostetter, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3030873
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062497857
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
522cb0e2-810c-4969-a5b3-ded920092d9c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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