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The Resource The galaxy game, Karen Lord

The galaxy game, Karen Lord

Label
The galaxy game
Title
The galaxy game
Statement of responsibility
Karen Lord
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Karen Lord is one of today's most brilliant young talents. Her science fiction, like that of predecessors Ursula K. Le Guin and China Mieville, combines star-spanning plots, deeply felt characters, and incisive social commentary. With The Galaxy Game, Lord presents a gripping adventure that showcases her dazzling imagination as never before. On the verge of adulthood, Rafi attends the Lyceum, a school for the psionically gifted. Rafi possesses mental abilities that might benefit people. or control them. Some wish to help Rafi wield his powers responsibly; others see him as a threat to be contained. Rafi's only freedom at the Lyceum is Wallrunning: a game of speed and agility played on vast vertical surfaces riddled with variable gravity fields. Serendipity and Ntenman are also students at the Lyceum, but unlike Rafi they come from communities where such abilities are valued. Serendipity finds the Lyceum as much a prison as a school, and she yearns for a meaningful life beyond its gates. Ntenman, with his quick tongue, quicker mind, and a willingness to bend if not break the rules, has no problem fitting in. But he too has his reasons for wanting to escape. Now the three friends are about to experience a moment of violent change as seething tensions between rival star-faring civilizations come to a head. For Serendipity, it will challenge her ideas of community and self. For Ntenman, it will open new opportunities and new dangers. And for Rafi, given a chance to train with some of the best Wallrunners in the galaxy, it will lead to the discovery that there is more to Wallrunning than he ever suspected. and more to himself than he ever dreamed"--
  • "In this new novel, Rafi, a student at a school for super-human psychic abilities, travels the universe with an intergalactic sports team, encountering strange new worlds and alien cultures. Lord's bold new vision of 21st-century science fiction has appeal to both devoted genre fans and readers of literary fiction"--
Summary
Rafi, a student at a school for super-human psychic abilities, travels the universe with an intergalactic sports team, encountering strange new worlds and alien cultures
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392801
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lord, Karen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9230.9.L67
LC item number
G35 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychic ability
  • Psychic ability
  • Psychic ability
Target audience
adult
Label
The galaxy game, Karen Lord
Link
9780345534071.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Del Rey trade paperback original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891185635
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780345534071
Lccn
2014031823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891185635
Label
The galaxy game, Karen Lord
Link
9780345534071.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Del Rey trade paperback original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891185635
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780345534071
Lccn
2014031823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891185635

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