The Resource Dichronauts, Greg Egan

Dichronauts, Greg Egan

Label
Dichronauts
Title
Dichronauts
Statement of responsibility
Greg Egan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seth is a surveyor, along with his friend Theo, a leech-like creature running through his skull who tells Seth what lies to his left and right. Theo, in turn, relies on Seth for mobility, and for ordinary vision looking forwards and backwards. Like everyone else in their world, they are symbionts, depending on each other to survive. In the universe containing Seth's world, light cannot travel in all directions: there is a "dark cone" to the north and south. Seth can only face to the east (or the west, if he tips his head backwards). If he starts to turn to the north or south, his body stretches out across the landscape, and to rotate as far as north-north-east is every bit as impossible as accelerating to the speed of light. Every living thing in Seth's world is in a state of perpetual migration as they follow the sun's shifting orbit and the narrow habitable zone it creates. Cities are being constantly disassembled at one edge and rebuilt at the other, with surveyors mapping safe routes ahead. But when Seth and Theo join an expedition to the edge of the habitable zone, they discover a terrifying threat: a fissure in the surface of the world, so deep and wide that no one can perceive its limits. As the habitable zone continues to move, the migration will soon be blocked by this unbridgeable void, and the expedition has only one option to save its city from annihilation: descend into the unknown
Summary
In a world where light cannot travel in all directions, symbionts Seth, a surveyor, and Theo, a leech-like creature running through his skull, join an expedition to the edge of the habitable zone where they make a terrifying discovery and must find a way to save their city from utter destruction
Storyline
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10570792
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Egan, Greg
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Surveyors
  • Symbiosis
  • Light and darkness
  • Differential calculus
  • Space perception
  • Survival
Target audience
adult
Label
Dichronauts, Greg Egan
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
000058657344
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781597808927
Lccn
2016038952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954670201
Label
Dichronauts, Greg Egan
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
000058657344
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781597808927
Lccn
2016038952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954670201

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