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The Resource Space opera, Catherynne M. Valente

Space opera, Catherynne M. Valente

Label
Space opera
Title
Space opera
Statement of responsibility
Catherynne M. Valente
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented-something to cheer up everyone who was left and bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, and understanding. Once every cycle, the civilizations gather for Galactivision - part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past. Instead of competing in orbital combat, the powerful species that survived face off in a competition of song, dance, or whatever can be physically performed in an intergalactic talent show. The stakes are high for this new game, and everyone is forced to compete. This year, though, humankind has discovered the enormous universe. And while they expected to discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of aliens, they have instead found glitter, lipstick and electric guitars. Mankind will not get to fight for its destiny - they must sing
Summary
"A band of human musicians, dancers, and roadies have been chosen to represent Earth on the greatest stage in the galaxy. And the fate of their species lies in their ability to rock."--Provided by the publisher
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10637980
Cataloging source
NWPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valente, Catherynne M.
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Space colonies
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Bands (Music)
Target audience
adult
Label
Space opera, Catherynne M. Valente
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in the US in 2018 by Saga Press
  • "In space, everyone can hear you sing." -- cover
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
000064091608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472115072
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Space opera, Catherynne M. Valente
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in the US in 2018 by Saga Press
  • "In space, everyone can hear you sing." -- cover
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
000064091608
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472115072
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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