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Jack Glass : a Golden Age story, Adam Roberts

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Jack Glass : a Golden Age story
Title
Jack Glass
Title remainder
a Golden Age story
Statement of responsibility
Adam Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Golden Age SF meets Golden Age Crime from the author of Swiftly, New Model Army, and Yellow Blue Tibia?an innovative literary voice working at the height of his powers Jack Glass is the murderer?we know this from the start. Yet as this extraordinary novel tells the story of three murders committed by Glass, the reader will be surprised to find out that it was Glass who was the killer and how he did it. And by the end of the book our sympathies for the killer are fully engaged. Riffing on the tropes of crime fiction (the country house murder, the locked room mystery) and imbued with the feel of golden age SF, this is another bravura performance from Roberts. Whatever games he plays with the genre, whatever questions he asks of the reader, Roberts never loses sight of the need to entertain. This novel has some wonderfully gruesome moments, is built around three gripping HowDunnits, and comes with liberal doses of sly humor. Roberts invites us to have fun and tricks us into thinking about both crime and SF via a beautifully structured novel set in a society whose depiction challenges notions of crime, punishment, power, and freedom
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Title
Jack Glass
Creator
Summary
Golden Age SF meets Golden Age Crime from the author Kim Stanley Robinson thinks should have won the Booker
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • John W. Campbell Award, 2013.
  • BSFA Award for Best Novel
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10182809
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6118.O23
LC item number
J33 2012
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Adam Roberts
Jack Glass : a Golden Age story, Adam Roberts

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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