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The Resource A borrowed man, Gene Wolfe

A borrowed man, Gene Wolfe

Label
A borrowed man
Title
A borrowed man
Statement of responsibility
Gene Wolfe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is perhaps a hundred years in the future, our civilization is gone, and another is in place in North America, but it retains many familiar things and structures. Although the population is now small, there is advanced technology, there are robots, and there are clones. E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human. A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father, and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth. It is lost, and Colette is afraid of the police. She borrows Smithe to help her find the book and to find out what the secret is. And then the plot gets complicated
Summary
In the future, after civilization has collapsed and been reborn, a wealthy library patron takes out a clone with the uploaded personality of a deceased mystery writer to investigate her father's murder and a secret contained in a lost book
Theme
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439879
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolfe, Gene
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O52
LC item number
B67 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Future, The
  • Robots
  • Human cloning
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Target audience
adult
Label
A borrowed man, Gene Wolfe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20430883
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780765381149
Lccn
2015022030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910914814
  • (OCoLC)910914814
Label
A borrowed man, Gene Wolfe
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20430883
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780765381149
Lccn
2015022030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910914814
  • (OCoLC)910914814

Library Locations

    • Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public LibraryBorrow it
      125 S. Franklin St., Bloomfield, IN, 47424, US
      39.025589 -86.938349
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