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The Resource Golden State

Golden State

Label
Golden State
Title
Golden State
Statement of responsibility
Ben Winters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling novelist Ben H. Winters comes a mind-bending novel set in a world governed by absolute truth, where lies are as dangerous as murder.In a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else, Laszlo Ratesic is a nineteen-year veteran of the Speculative Service. He lives in the Golden State, a nation standing where California once did, a place where like-minded Americans retreated after the erosion of truth and the spread of lies made public life and governance impossible.In the Golden State, knowingly contradicting the truth is the greatest crime—and stopping those crimes is Laz's job. In its service, he is one of the few individuals permitted to harbor untruths, to "speculate" on what might have happened.But the Golden State is less a paradise than its name might suggest. To monitor, verify, and enforce the truth requires a veritable panopticon of surveillance and recording. And when those in control of the facts twist them for nefarious means, the Speculators are the only ones with the power to fight back
Summary
A veteran of the Speculative Service in an alternate-world California where the law and truth are valued above all else uses his rare authority to question the facts when truth enforcement is manipulated for corrupt purposes
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10748883
Cataloging source
BT
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Winters, Ben
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Golden State
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c379bb3c-a4de-4b2e-bb44-fa67168d0be5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780316419260
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Golden State
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c379bb3c-a4de-4b2e-bb44-fa67168d0be5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316419260
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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