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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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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Boston, present day. A young man from a shadowy government agency shows up at an Ivy League university and offers an eminent professor a lot of money to study a trove of recently discovered old documents. The only condition: the professor must sign an NDA that would preclude him from publishing his findings, should they be significant. The professor refuses and tells the young man to get lost. On his way out, he bumps into a young woman--a low-on-the-totem-pole adjunct faculty member who's more than happy to sign the NDA and earn a few bucks. The documents, if authentic, are earth-shaking: they prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for much of human history. But its effectiveness began to wane around the time of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment; it stopped working altogether in 1851 at the time of the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in London. It's not entirely clear why, but it appears that something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic. And so the shadowy government agency--the Department of Diachronic Operations, or DODO--gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that is shielded from whatever it is that interferes with magic and thus send Diachronic Operatives back in time to meddle with history"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T3868
LC item number
R57 2017
Literary form
fiction
Label
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. : a novel, Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959038737
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780062409164
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016043352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959038737
Label
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. : a novel, Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959038737
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780062409164
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016043352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959038737

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