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The Resource The just city, Jo Walton

The just city, Jo Walton

Label
The just city
Title
The just city
Statement of responsibility
Jo Walton
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Here in the Just City you will become your best selves. You will learn and grow and strive to be excellent.' One day, in a moment of philosophical puckishness, the time-travelling goddess Pallas Athene decides to put Plato to the test and create the Just City. She locates the City on a Mediterranean island and populates it with over ten thousand children and a few hundred adult from all eras of history ... along with some handy robots from the far human future. Meanwhile, Apollo - stunned by the realization that there are things that human beings understand better than he does - has decided to become a mortal child, head to Athene's City and see what all the fuss is about. Then Socrates arrives, and starts asking troublesome questions. What happens next is a tale only the brilliant Jo Walton could tell
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Created as an experiment by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, the Just City is a planned community, populated by over ten thousand children and a few hundred adult teachers from all eras of history, along with some handy robots from the far humanfuture - all set down together on a Mediterranean island in the distant past. The student Simmea, born an Egyptian farmer's daughter sometime between 500 and 1000 A.D, is a brilliant child, eager for knowledge, ready to strive to be her best self. The teacher Maia was once Ethel, a young Victorian lady of much learning and few prospects, who prayed to Pallas Athene in an unguarded moment during a trip to Rome - and, in an instant, found herself in the Just City with grey-eyed Athene standing unmistakably before her. Meanwhile, Apollo - stunned by the realization that there are things mortals understand better than he does - has arranged to live a human life, and has come to the City as one of the children. He knows his true identity, and conceals it from his peers. For this lifetime, he is prone to all the troubles of being human. Then, a few years in, Sokrates arrives - the same Sokrates recorded by Plato himself - to ask all the troublesome questions you would expect. What happens next is a tale only the brilliant Jo Walton could tell.--Provided by publisher
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10390118
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Walton, Jo
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Thessaly
Series volume
1
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  • Socrates
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Planned communities
  • Imaginary places
  • Time travel
  • Athena (Greek deity)
  • Gods, Greek
  • Robots
  • Government-controlled communities
  • Philosophy
Target audience
adult
Label
The just city, Jo Walton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054143245
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781472150769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)899704778
Label
The just city, Jo Walton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054143245
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781472150769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)899704778

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