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The Resource A Borrowed Man

A Borrowed Man

Label
A Borrowed Man
Title
A Borrowed Man
Statement of responsibility
Gene Wolfe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Borrowed Man: a new science fiction novel from Gene Wolfe, the celebrated author of the Book of the New Sun series.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.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied
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
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10439879
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wolfe, Gene
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Science Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Borrowed Man
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6215feee-3325-4b50-b233-96b9d468c41a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781466877993
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Borrowed Man
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6215feee-3325-4b50-b233-96b9d468c41a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781466877993
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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