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The Resource The Coming, Joe Haldeman, (electronic resource)

The Coming, Joe Haldeman, (electronic resource)

Label
The Coming
Title
The Coming
Statement of responsibility
Joe Haldeman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A dystopian future Earth is thrown into fear and turmoil by the imminent arrival of extraterrestrials in this alien-contact classic from a sci-fi master. With The Coming , multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning science fiction Grand Master Joe Haldeman ingeniously combines a troubling dark vision of a dystopian near-future with an alien first-encounter tale as thrilling and thought-provoking as Carl Sagan's Contact and Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Despite technological advancements designed to alleviate the stress of everyday life, Earth at the midpoint of the twenty-first century is plagued by environmental crisis and manmade catastrophe. Tensions among the nations of Europe bring the threat of World War III closer by the hour as their lands are also ravaged by devastating climatic upheaval, the result of centuries of unchecked ozone depletion and global warming. Meanwhile, in an America whose population has been sedated by DNA-specific drugs and virtual porn, homosexuality and free sexual expression have been outlawed by a repressive federal government led by an inept media-star president. But everything changes on October 1, 2054, when Professor Aurora Bell, an astrophysicist at the University of Florida, picks up a message from deep space: "We're coming . . ." Ingeniously told from the viewpoints of a diverse cast of characters ranging from scientists, artists, and ordinary citizens to criminals, con men, and politicians, The Coming is a shockingly prescient work of speculative fiction from the multiple award-winning author of The Forever War and the acclaimed Worlds series, taking the alien invasion story to places it has never gone before
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haldeman, Joe W
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A353
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Astronomy teachers
  • Life on other planets
  • Human-alien encounters
Target audience
adult
Label
The Coming, Joe Haldeman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTI4ODI2MTQ3
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00011229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504039581
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781504039581
  • (Sirsi) b1462849
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
The Coming, Joe Haldeman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTI4ODI2MTQ3
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00011229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504039581
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781504039581
  • (Sirsi) b1462849
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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