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The Resource Jack Faust, Michael Swanwick, (electronic resource)

Jack Faust, Michael Swanwick, (electronic resource)

Label
Jack Faust
Title
Jack Faust
Statement of responsibility
Michael Swanwick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An alternate-history reimagining of the Faust legend from the Nebula Award{u2013}winning author of Stations of the Tide Taking as his canvas the classic tale of the temptation of Faust{u2014}made famous by such literary luminaries as Goethe, Marlowe, and Mann{u2014}author Michael Swanwick paints a fresh vision of the dangers posed by the pursuit of knowledge. Set in Old World Germany, this tale of science and damnation begins with the great scholar Dr. Johannes Faust burning his books, having concluded that all his knowledge is nothing compared to the vast sea of ignorance surrounding him. Out of his despair, he inadvertently summons the tempter spirit, Mephistopheles, who is the projection of a dying alien race determined to make the destruction of humankind its final deed. Their weapon is knowledge{u2014}of science and technology, the mechanics of flight, the nature of the atom, and the secrets of economics. When, in an act of defiance, Faust nails the Periodic Table of the Elements to a church door in Wittenberg, he ushers in a golden age of prosperity for Germany that will make him the most powerful man in the world. But the love of the beautiful Margarete will be his downfall. What happens when the greed for knowledge and glory goes unchecked? Has a demon ever made a bad deal yet? Nominated for the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, and the British Science Fiction Award, Jack Faust is a masterful retelling of legend by one of science fiction{u2019}s finest craftsmen
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swanwick, Michael
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.W28
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faust
  • Magicians
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Jack Faust, Michael Swanwick, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTI3MDQ4MTA4
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00009042
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504036481
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781504036481
  • (Sirsi) b1443419
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Jack Faust, Michael Swanwick, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTI3MDQ4MTA4
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00009042
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504036481
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781504036481
  • (Sirsi) b1443419
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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