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The Resource The Godwhale, T. J. Bass ; [introduction by Ken MacLeod]

The Godwhale, T. J. Bass ; [introduction by Ken MacLeod]

Label
The Godwhale
Title
The Godwhale
Statement of responsibility
T. J. Bass ; [introduction by Ken MacLeod]
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rorqual Maru was a cyborg - part organic whale, part mechanised ship - and part god. She was a harvester - a vast plankton rake, now without a crop, abandoned by earth society when the seas died. So she selected an island for her grave, hoping to keep her carcass visible for salvage. Although her long ear heard nothing, she believed that man still lived in his hive. If he should ever return to the sea, she wanted to serve. She longed for the thrill of a human's bare feet touching the skin of her deck. She missed the hearty hails, the sweat and the laughter. She needed mankind. But all humans were long gone ...or were they?
Summary
Rorqual Maru was a cyborg—part organic whale, part mechanized ship—and part god. She was a harvester: a vast plankton rake, now without a crop, abandoned by earth society when the seas died. So she selected an island for her grave, hoping to keep her carcass visible for salvage. Although her long ear heard nothing, she believed that man still lived in his hive
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
066941
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
SF masterworks.
Target audience
adult
Label
The Godwhale, T. J. Bass ; [introduction by Ken MacLeod]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1974
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780575129931
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780575129931
Label
The Godwhale, T. J. Bass ; [introduction by Ken MacLeod]
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1974
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780575129931
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780575129931

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