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The Resource Radiance, Catherynne M. Valente

Radiance, Catherynne M. Valente

Label
Radiance
Title
Radiance
Statement of responsibility
Catherynne M. Valente
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Severin Unck's father is a famous director of Gothic romances in an alternate 1986 in which talking movies are still a daring innovation due to the patent-hoarding Edison family. Rebelling against her father's films of passion, intrigue, and spirits from beyond, Severin starts making documentaries, traveling through space and investigating the levitator cults of Neptune and the lawless saloons of Mars. For this is not our solar system, but one drawn from classic science fiction in which all the planets are inhabited and we travel through space on beautiful rockets. Severin is a realist in a fantastic universe. But her latest film, which investigates the disappearance of a diving colony on a watery Venus populated by island-sized alien creatures, will be her last. Though her crew limps home to earth and her story is preserved by the colony's last survivor, Severin will never return
Summary
In the shadow of her father's movie-directing fame, Severin Unck blazes her own artistic trail making documentaries about obscure and overlooked cultures within the solar system. However, her latest project, a film about a lost colony on Venus, becomes her controversial final work when she disappears during the shoot. In a "found footage" narrative style that compiles transcripts, news items, eyewitness accounts, and more, Radiance is a must-read for SF fans seeking a lush, lyrical outer space adventure. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Writing style
Award
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2015.
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10430938
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Valente, Catherynne M.
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Independent filmmakers
  • Documentary films
  • Women motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Life on other planets
  • Interplanetary voyages
Target audience
adult
Label
Radiance, Catherynne M. Valente
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
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
000054709289
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780765335296
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908146174
Label
Radiance, Catherynne M. Valente
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
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
000054709289
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780765335296
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908146174

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