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
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 copy of the book was in the possession of her murdered father and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth. Her brother turned up dead after giving the book to her. Now the book is lost, and Colette is afraid of the police. Smythe is her last hope. She borrows Smithe to help her find the book and to find out what the secret is. Together they find something almost anyone would kill for
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
NHUR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolfe, Gene
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O52 B67 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human cloning
  • Lost books
  • Books
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
A borrowed man, Gene Wolfe
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/149/9780765381149/image/lgcover.9780765381149.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000059253179
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780765381156
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966535593
Label
A borrowed man, Gene Wolfe
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/149/9780765381149/image/lgcover.9780765381149.jpg
Publication
Copyright
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
000059253179
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9780765381156
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966535593

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
    • Malabar Community LibraryBorrow it
      1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville, NSW, 2036, AU
      -33.962293 151.245961
    • Margaret Martin LibraryBorrow it
      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
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