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The Resource Borne : a novel, by Jeff VanderMeer

Borne : a novel, by Jeff VanderMeer

Label
Borne : a novel
Title
Borne
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Jeff VanderMeer
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a ruined, nameless city of the future, a woman named Rachel, who makes her living as a scavenger, finds a small green lump of a creature she names "Borne" entangled in the fur of Mord, a gigantic, despotic bear. Mord once prowled the corridors of the biotech organization known as the Company, which lies at the outskirts of the city, until he was experimented on, grew large, learned to fly and broke free. Driven insane by his torture at the hands of the Company, Mord terrorizes the city. Borne somehow reminds Rachel of the island nation of her birth, now long lost to rising seas. She feels an attachment she resents; attachments are traps, and in this world any weakness can kill you. Yet when she takes Borne to her subterranean sanctuary, the Balcony Cliffs, Rachel convinces her lover, Wick, not to render Borne down to raw genetic material for the drugs he sells--she cannot break that bond. Wick is a special kind of supplier, because the drug dealers in the city don't sell the usual things. They sell tiny creatures that can be swallowed or stuck in the ear, and that release powerful memories of other people's happier times or pull out forgotten memories from the user's own mind--or just produce beautiful visions that provide escape from the barren, craterous landscapes of the city. Against his better judgment, out of affection for Rachel or perhaps some other impulse, Wick respects her decision. Rachel, meanwhile, despite her loyalty to Wick, knows he has kept secrets from her. Searching his apartment, she finds a burnt, unreadable journal titled "Mord," a cryptic reference to the Magician (a rival drug dealer) and evidence that Wick has planned the layout of the Balcony Cliffs to match the blueprint of the Company building. What is he hiding? Why won't he tell her about what happened when he worked for the Company?
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3572.A4284
LC item number
B67 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Bahni Turpin
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Borne : a novel, by Jeff VanderMeer
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Publication
Copyright
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  • Compact discs
  • Title from the disc
  • Subtitle from the container
  • Unabridged
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504779753
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504779753
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbph0
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504779746
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965916794
  • 1581363
  • (OCoLC)ocn965916794
  • (Pol)1581363
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Borne : a novel, by Jeff VanderMeer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from the disc
  • Subtitle from the container
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504779753
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504779753
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbph0
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504779746
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965916794
  • 1581363
  • (OCoLC)ocn965916794
  • (Pol)1581363
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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