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The Resource Bright of the sky, Kay Kenyon

Bright of the sky, Kay Kenyon

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Bright of the sky
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Bright of the sky
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Kay Kenyon
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eng
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  • In the future conjured by the first book of the Entire and the Rose, megacorporations control Earth, and only the best and brightest get company jobs. Titus Quinn was on his way, though, until he piloted a Minerva corporation colony ship through a network of black holes. The ship disappeared. Believed dead, Quinn showed up six months later on a distant planet that no transport had visited in years, with disjointed memories of a parallel universe in which the sky is fire. There he lost his wife and daughter, also the ship. In hope that the place will provide a safer alternative for interstellar travel, Minerva sends him back. Once there again, Quinn becomes embroiled in strange politics and faces terrible choices and the emerging, awful memory of what he did during his last stay in the Entire. In a fascinating and gratifying feat of world building, Kenyon unfolds the wonders and the dangers of the Entire and an almost-Chinese culture that should remain engaging throughout what promises to be a grand epic, indeed. -- Regina Schroeder (Reviewed 04-01-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 15, p35)
  • /* Starred Review */ At the start of this riveting launch of a new far-future SF series from Kenyon (Tropic of Creation ), a disastrous mishap during interstellar space travel catapults pilot Titus Quinn with his wife, Johanna Arlis, and nine-year-old daughter, Sydney, into a parallel universe called the Entire. Titus makes it back to this dimension, his hair turned white, his memory gone, his family presumed dead and his reputation ruined with the corporation that employed him. The corporation (in search of radical space travel methods) sends Titus (in search of Johanna and Sydney) back through the space-time warp. There, he gradually, painfully regains knowledge of its rulers, the cruel, alien Tarig; its subordinate, Chinese-inspired humanoid population, the Chalin; and his daughter's enslavement. Titus's transformative odyssey to reclaim Sydney reveals a Tarig plan whose ramifications will be felt far beyond his immediate family. Kenyon's deft prose, high-stakes suspense and skilled, thorough world building will have readers anxious for the next installment. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 19, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 8, p152)
  • A parallel universe has been discovered, and Titus Quinn's wife and daughter are lost somewhere within it. Determined to get them back, the former star pilot crosses into the universe of the Entire, a culture that resembles an alternate version of China—and discovers that retrieving his family is not as easy as he had thought in a world ruled by an alien race seeking to conquer Quinn's reality. The author of The Seeds of Time imagines a dystopic version of our own world. Reminiscent of the groundbreaking novels of Philip K. Dick, Philip Jose Farmer, and Dan Simmons, her latest volume belongs in most libraries. [Read the first chapter at .—Ed.] --Jackie Cassada (Reviewed March 15, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 5, p64)
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162314
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1956-
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Kenyon, Kay
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
  • The entire and the rose.
  • The entire and the rose
Series volume
bk. 1
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  • Fathers and daughters
  • Parallel universes
  • Pilots
  • Space flight
  • Space vehicles
  • Aliens (Humanoid)
  • Families
  • Girl slaves
  • Disguises
  • Rescues
  • Quinn, Titus (Fictitious character)
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Bright of the sky, Kay Kenyon
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000041212877
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9781591025412
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(alk. paper)
Label
Bright of the sky, Kay Kenyon
Publication
Control code
000041212877
Isbn
9781591025412
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)

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