The Resource The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. : a novel, Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. : a novel, Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Label
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. : a novel
Title
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O.
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London?s Crystal Palace?the world?s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it?s up to Tristan to find out why.And so the Department of Diachronic Operations?D.O.D.O. ?gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial?and treacherous?nature of the human heart.Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson?s work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland?s storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, and take you to places?and times?beyond imagining
Summary
A discreet translation assignment enmeshes a linguistics expert and a military intelligence operator in the world-shattering revelation that magic was once widely practiced and can be reactivated if they travel back in time to make historical changes that are complicated by human treachery
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Award
School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560318
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stephenson, Neal
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T3868
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Galland, Nicole
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magic
  • Technology
  • Time travel
Target audience
adult
Label
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. : a novel, Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-ncbpyr9
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Electronic book
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn993400706
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780008132583
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
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unknown sound
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  • remote
  • other
Stock number
ncbpyr9
Label
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. : a novel, Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-ncbpyr9
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
Cloudocn993400706
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780008132583
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
ncbpyr9

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