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The Resource The rapture of the nerds, by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross

The rapture of the nerds, by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross

Label
The rapture of the nerds
Title
The rapture of the nerds
Statement of responsibility
by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick it obscures the sun. The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander-- and when that happens, it casually spams Earth's networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there's always someone who'll take a bite from the forbidden apple. So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth's anthill, there's Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Doctorow, Cory
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3604.O27
LC item number
R37 2015e
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by John Lee
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stross, Charles
  • Lee, John Rafter
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  • Futurism
  • Jury
  • Technology and civilization
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Label
The rapture of the nerds, by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 9 hr., 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781483079691
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMbi1n
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • ocn897944224
  • (OCoLC)897944224
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Label
The rapture of the nerds, by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 9 hr., 30 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483079691
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMbi1n
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn897944224
  • (OCoLC)897944224
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or MP3 playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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