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Author Wirkus, Tim, 1983- author.

Title The infinite future / Tim Wirkus.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2018.

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 Bourbonnais PL Adult Fiction - BDBB-2  F WIR    AVAILABLE
 Byron PL Adult Fiction - BYLY-14  FIC WIR    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC WIR  INGRAM 28.00/15.82 2-18    AVAILABLE
 East Moline PL Adult Science Fiction-Fantasy - EMPG-6  SF WIR    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Fiction - FPLY-13  FIC WIRKUS    AVAILABLE
 Nippersink PLD Adult Fiction - NPLY-11  F WIR    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F WIRKUS    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Southwest Branch Adult Fiction - RISG-8  FIC WIRKUS    AVAILABLE
Description 390 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "An exhilarating, original novel, set in Brazil, Idaho, and outer space, about an obsessive librarian, a down-at-heel author, and a Mormon historian who together go on the hunt for a mystical, life-changing book--and find it. The Infinite Future is a mindbending novel that melds two page-turning books in one. First, we meet three broken people, joined by an obsession with a forgotten Brazilian science-fiction author named Eduard Salgado-MacKenzie. There's Danny, a writer who's been scammed by a shady literary award committee; Sergio, journalist turned sub-librarian in São Paulo; and Harriet, an excommunicated Mormon historian in Salt Lake City, who years ago conducted a correspondence with the reclusive Brazilian writer. The motley trio sets off to discover his identity, and whether his fabled masterpiece--never published--actually exists. Did his investigations into the true nature of the universe yield something so enormous that his mind was blown for good? In the second half, Wirkus gives us ... the lost masterpiece itself, the actual text of The Infinite Future, Salgado-MacKenzie's wonderfully weird magnum opus. The two halves connect in surprising and delightful ways to form a totally unique reading experience. Part academic satire, part science-fiction, and part book-lover's quest, this wholly original novel captures the heady way that stories inform and mirror our lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- Satire.
FICTION -- Science Fiction -- General.
Authors. (OCoLC)fst00821688
Quests (Expeditions) (OCoLC)fst01085708
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Satire.
FICTION / Science Fiction / General.
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Science fiction.
Satirical literature.
Science fiction.
Satire.
Other Form: Online version: Wirkus, Tim, 1983- Infinite future. New York : Penguin Press, 2018 9780735224339 (DLC) 2017027797
ISBN 9780735224322 (hardcover)
0735224323 (hardcover)

 
    
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