The Resource Firstborn

Firstborn

Label
Firstborn
Title
Firstborn
Statement of responsibility
Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
Title variation
First born
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Firstborn, the mysterious race of aliens best known as the builders of the iconic black monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey, have inhabited the writing of science fiction master Arthur C. Clarke for decades. In the first two books of his acclaimed Time Odyssey series, Clarke and co-author Stephen Baxter imagined a near-future in which the Firstborn seek to stop the advance of human civilization by employing a technology indistinguishable from magic. That fate was narrowly averted, at an inconceivable price. But now, 27 years later, the Firstborn are back. This time, they have sent a "quantum bomb" speeding toward Earth, a device that human scientists can barely comprehend, let alone stop or destroy. But when shocking new insights emerge about the nature of the Firstborn and their plans, an unexpected ally appears from light-years away. A Blackstone Audio production
Member of
Summary
Failing to eliminate life on Earth after their first attack, the Firstborn send a Q-bomb weapon to finish the job. Two cryogenically frozen females and a group of scientists studying the Eye, an artifact of the Firstborn, may be the only hope of finding a way to counter the onslaught
Storyline
Tone
Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10138056
Cataloging source
N$T
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1917-2008
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Arthur C. Clarke
Dewey number
823.914
PerformerNote
Read by John Lee
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  • Baxter, Stephen
  • Blackstone Audiobooks
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True
Series statement
Time odyssey
Series volume
0003
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Fiction / Science Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Firstborn
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ODILO:034300009453
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781483057583
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Firstborn
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ODILO:034300009453
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781483057583
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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