The Resource Desolation Road, Ian McDonald, (electronic resource)

Desolation Road, Ian McDonald, (electronic resource)

Label
Desolation Road
Title
Desolation Road
Statement of responsibility
Ian McDonald
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Language
eng
Summary
It all began thirty years ago on Mars, with a greenperson. But by the time it all finished, the town of Desolation Road had experienced every conceivable abnormality; from Adam Black's Wonderful Travelling Chautauqua and Educational 'Stravaganza (complete with its very own captive angel), to the Astounding Tatterdemalion Air Bazaar. Its inhabitants ranged from Dr. Alimantando, the town's founder and resident genius, to the Babooshka, a barren grandmother who just wants her own child {u2013} grown in a fruit jar; from Rajendra Das, mechanical hobo who has a mystical way with machines to the Gallacelli brothers, identical triplets who fell in love with {u2013} and married {u2013} the same woman. REVIEWS "Ian McDonald's Desolation Road is one of my most personally influential novels. It's an epic tale of the terraforming of Mars, whose sweep captures the birth and death of mythologies, economics, art, revolution, politics ... Desolation Road pays homage to David Byrne's Catherine Wheel, to Ray Bradbury's entire canon and to Jack Vance, blending all these disparate creators in a way that surprises, delights, then surprises and delights again." {u2013} Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing) "McDonald's first novel, it absolutely bowled me over when it came out, and while I have read everything he's published since, and admire all of it and like most of it, this remains my favourite ... some of the most beautiful prose imaginable ... If you ever want to demonstrate how different science fiction can be, what an incredible range and sweep of things are published with a little spaceship on the spine, Desolation Road is a shining datapoint, because it isn't like anything else and yet it is coming from a knowledge of what the genre can do and can be and making something new out of it." {u2013} Jo Walton (Tor.com) "This is the kind of novel I long to find yet seldom do. Desolation Road is a rara avis ... Extraordinary and more than that!" {u2013} Philip José Farmer
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C38
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Desolation Road, Ian McDonald, (electronic resource)
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Desolation Road, Ian McDonald, (electronic resource)
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http://tulsalibrary.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTYyNTY3MDczMQ==
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocm00000056
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unknown
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Extent
1 online resource (384 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781625670731
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other control number
9781625670731
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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