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Author Schoen, Lawrence M.

Title Barsk : the elephants' graveyard / by Lawrence M. Schoen.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Tor Books, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Colona District PL Stacks - CLNG-7  SF SCH    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Science Fiction - DKLY-12  SF SCH    AVAILABLE
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  SF SCH    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Adult Fiction - MTBB-2  F SCH    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Fiction - MKBB-1  SCHOEN L    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  SCH    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F SCHOEN    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  FIC SCH    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Fiction - WOLY-11  FICTION SCHOEN SF    AVAILABLE
Description 384 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "An historian who speaks with the dead is ensnared by the past. A child who feels no pain and who should not exist sees the future. Between them are truths that will shake worlds. In a distant future, no remnants of human beings remain, but their successors thrive throughout the galaxy. These are the offspring of humanity's genius--animals uplifted into walking, talking, sentient beings. The Fant are one such species: anthropomorphic elephants ostracized by other races, and long ago exiled to the rainy ghetto world of Barsk. There, they develop medicines upon which all species now depend. The most coveted of these drugs is koph, which allows a small number of users to interact with the recently deceased and learn their secrets. To break the Fant's control of koph, an offworld shadow group attempts to force the Fant to surrender their knowledge. Jorl, a Fant Speaker with the dead, is compelled to question his deceased best friend, who years ago mysteriously committed suicide. In so doing, Jorl unearths a secret the powers that be would prefer to keep buried forever. Meanwhile, his dead friend's son, a physically challenged young Fant named Pizlo, is driven by disturbing visions to take his first unsteady steps toward an uncertain future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction.
Space warfare -- Fiction.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera.
FICTION / Science Fiction / General.
Imaginary wars and battles. (OCoLC)fst00967580
Space warfare. (OCoLC)fst01128112
Genre/Form Science fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9780765377029 (hardback)
0765377020 (hardback)

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