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The Resource Plowing the dark, Richard Powers

Plowing the dark, Richard Powers

Label
Plowing the dark
Title
Plowing the dark
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • On the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual reality researchers is building an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a cathedral. In a war-torn Mediterranean city, an American is held hostage in another empty white room. These two remote places will be linked by the power of the imagination
  • "In a digital laboratory on the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual reality researchers races to complete the Cavern, a blank white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a vast, Byzantine cathedral. In a war-torn city on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, an American is held hostage, chained to a radiator in an empty white room ..." "Adie Klarpol, a skilled but disillusioned artist, comes back to life, revived by the thrill of working with the Cavern's cutting-edge technology. Against the collapse of Cold War empires and the fall of the Berlin Wall, she retreats dangerously into the cyber-realities she has been hired to create. Adie is thrown deeper into building a place of beauty and unknown power, where she might fend off the incursions of the real world gone wrong." "On the other side of the globe, Taimur Martin, an English teacher retreating from a failed love affair, is picked up off the streets in Beirut by Islamic fundamentalists and held in solitary captivity. He must keep himself whole by the force of his memory alone. Each infinite, empty day moves him closer to insanity, and only the surprising arrival of sanctuary sustains him for the shattering conclusion." "What can possibly join two such remote places? Only the shared imagination, a room that these people unwittingly build in common, where they are all about to meet, where the dual frames of this wildly inventive novel coalesce into one."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.O92
LC item number
P56 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imagination
  • Virtual reality
  • Hostages
Label
Plowing the dark, Richard Powers
Instantiates
Publication
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
42397283
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9780374234614
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99045084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Plowing the dark, Richard Powers
Publication
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
42397283
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9780374234614
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99045084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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