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A Darkling Sea, James L. Cambias

Label
A Darkling Sea
Title
A Darkling Sea
Statement of responsibility
James L. Cambias
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick, a team of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blind alien race that lives below. The Terran explorers have made an uneasy truce with the Sholen, their first extraterrestrial contact: so long as they don{u2019}t disturb the Ilmataran habitat, they{u2019}re free to conduct their missions in peace. But when Henri Kerlerec, media personality and reckless adventurer, ends up sliced open by curious Ilmatarans, tensions between Terran and Sholen erupt, leading to a diplomatic disaster that threatens to escalate to war. Against the backdrop of deep-sea guerrilla conflict, a new age of human exploration begins as alien cultures collide. Both sides seek the aid of the newly enlightened Ilmatarans. But what this struggle means for the natives{u2014}and the future of human exploration{u2014}is anything but certain, in A Darkling Sea by James Cambias
Summary
Ilmatar is an ice-bound planet whose vast sub-surface ocean supports a blind, sentient alien race. Contact with the Ilmatarans is strictly forbidden, due to rules put in place by the six-limbed Sholen, who believe that humanity is too dangerous to be permitted contact with other species. Their concerns are soon justified by the actions of one Earthling, a journalist killed during an illicit attempt to film the Ilmatarans. This incident sets off an inter-galactic diplomatic crisis as well as conflict between human researchers and Sholen regulators. Boasting strong characterizations and extensive, immersive world-building, A Darkling Sea presents a gripping story that also provides a thought-provoking exploration of ethical issues. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10248225
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A4467
LC item number
D37 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A Darkling Sea, James L. Cambias
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545519
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780765336279
Lccn
2013025215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545519
  • (Sirsi) a1706252
Label
A Darkling Sea, James L. Cambias
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545519
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780765336279
Lccn
2013025215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545519
  • (Sirsi) a1706252

Library Locations

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      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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