The Resource Necessity, Jo Walton

Necessity, Jo Walton

Label
Necessity
Title
Necessity
Statement of responsibility
Jo Walton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More than sixty-five years ago, Pallas Athena founded the Just City on an island in the eastern Mediterranean, placing it centuries before the Trojan War, populating it with teachers and children from throughout human history, and committing it to building a society based on the principles of Plato's Republic. Among the City's children was Pytheas, secretly the god Apollo in human form. Sixty years ago, the Just City schismed into five cities, each devoted to a different version of the original vision. Forty years ago, the five cities managed to bring their squabbles to a close. But in consequence of their struggle, their existence finally came to the attention of Zeus, who can't allow them to remain in deep antiquity, changing the course of human history. Convinced by Apollo to spare the Cities, Zeus instead moved everything on the island to the planet Plato, circling its own distant sun. Now, more than a generation has passed. The Cities are flourishing on Plato, and even trading with multiple alien species. Then, on the same day, two things happen. Pytheas dies as a human, returning immediately as Apollo in his full glory. And there's suddenly a human ship in orbit around Plato--a ship from Earth
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walton, Jo
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6073.A448
LC item number
N43 2016
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apollo
  • Gods
  • Goddesses
  • Space colonies
  • Human-alien encounters
Target audience
adult
Label
Necessity, Jo Walton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The conclusion to The Just City and The Philosopher Kings"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780765379023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn918994524
  • (OCoLC)918994524
Label
Necessity, Jo Walton
Publication
Note
"The conclusion to The Just City and The Philosopher Kings"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780765379023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn918994524
  • (OCoLC)918994524

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