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Ancestral night. #1 / Elizabeth Bear.

Bear, Elizabeth, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library SF BEA (Text) 33500013032719 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library SF BEA (Text) 33500013032727 New Checked out 06/14/2019
Roseau Public Library BEA (Text) 35500006139529 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534402980
  • ISBN: 1534402985
  • Physical Description: 502 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: London : Saga Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Elizabeth Bear won the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer in 2005 and has since published 15 novels and numerous short stories. She writes in both the SF and fantasy genres and has won critical acclaim in both. She has won the Hugo award more than once. She lives in Massachusetts. Visit her on Twitter @matociquala"-- Provided by publisher.
"Halmey Dz and her partner Connla Kurucz are salvage operators, living just on the inside of the law...usually. Theirs is the perilous and marginal existence--with barely enough chance of striking it fantastically big--just once--to keep them coming back for more. They pilot their tiny ship into the scars left by unsuccessful White Transitions, searching for the relics of lost human and alien vessels. But when they make a shocking discovery about a long-thought-dead alien species, it may be the thing that could tip the perilous peace mankind has found into war"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1
    The first book of a space-opera duology tackles questions of identity, neurology, physics, and government. Engineer Haimey Dz and her crewmates encounter an ancient alien technology and find themselves of great interest to both pirates and the interstellar government. Haimey becomes infected with an alien parasite that allows her to comprehend space in a strange new way. Traveling across the galaxy with the aid of these new powers, she and her family (including two lovable cats) search for a long-hidden artifact. To cope with her traumatic past, Haimey relies heavily on an implanted technology to fine-tune her emotions and memories, but when she ends up stranded on an alien spaceship in the company of an unreliable yet compelling pirate, she must venture into her own history to find out who she really is and what she's capable of. Bear's (Stone Mad, 2018) narrative skillfully balances world building, believable characterization, themes of the nature of self-determination and morality, and the wonder of discovery—plus space pirates! Ideal for fans of C.J. Cherryh, Ann Leckie, and Iain M. Banks. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Space vehicles > Fiction.
Salvage vessels > Fiction.
Interplanetary voyages > Fiction.
Human-alien encounters > Fiction.
Antiquities > Fiction.
Alien artifacts > Fiction.
Technological innovations > Fiction.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera.
Alien artifacts.
Human-alien encounters.
Interplanetary voyages.
Salvage vessels.
Space vehicles.
Technological innovations.
Genre: Fantasy.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Science fiction.

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