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Sleeping giants, Sylvain Neuvel

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Sleeping giants
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Sleeping giants
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Sylvain Neuvel
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eng
Summary
"17 years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Today: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. A swift and spellbinding tale told almost exclusively through transcriptions of interviews conducted by a mysterious and unnamed character, this is a unique debut that describes a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts"--
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  • This fascinating first novel is told mostly through conversations between an unnamed interviewer and the book’s other characters, along with newspaper articles, government memos, and various characters’ journal entries. When Dr. Rose Franklin was a little girl, she made a startling discovery in the woods near her home: the gigantic hand of a robot that appeared to be of alien manufacture. Now that she has grown up and become a prominent scientist, she has, perhaps by coincidence, been put in charge of secretly recovering other parts of the robot, which have apparently been hidden around the world for thousands of years, and returning the behemoth to working order. When the robot’s human pilots accidentally blow a hole in Denver, Colo., thus revealing the machine’s existence, other nations demand access and tensions mount. Neuvel develops several interesting characters, particularly Franklin and cranky pilot Kara Resnik. Even the anonymous interviewer, by turns enigmatic and supportive, holds the reader’s attention. Behind them looms the gigantic, inhuman figure of the robot. There are hints that it was placed on Earth to protect humankind, but from what? Far from being a clone of the Transformers, this intriguing tale is entirely worthy of an adult audience. (May) --Staff (Reviewed January 4, 2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 01, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ An enormous hand glowing with strange symbols is found in South Dakota by young Rose Franklin, who years later becomes a scientist and heads the team studying the artifact. The hand is just the beginning as the researchers hunt for more pieces of what turns out to be an enormous alien robot-like construct. Through transcripts of interviews of those investigating the machine and a secretive man directing the work, we follow the discovery and assembly of the relic and the mystery of who left it and why. --Megan M. McArdle (Reviewed 03/15/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 5, p93)
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10457267
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1973-
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Neuvel, Sylvain
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.N476
LC item number
S58 2016
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Themis files
Series volume
book one
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  • Women physicists
  • Robots
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure
  • FICTION / Technological
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • Robots
  • Women physicists
  • Giants
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Sleeping giants, Sylvain Neuvel
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781101886717
Lccn
2015040166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)910979593
Label
Sleeping giants, Sylvain Neuvel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781101886717
Lccn
2015040166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)910979593

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