The Resource Venomous lumpsucker, Ned Beauman

Venomous lumpsucker, Ned Beauman

Label
Venomous lumpsucker
Title
Venomous lumpsucker
Statement of responsibility
Ned Beauman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's the near future, and tens of thousands of species are going extinct every year. The loss is not total, though: the DNA sequences of many species are being digitized and uploaded to a global network of "biobanks," together with brain and body scans, recordings of behavior in the wild, microbiota profiles, and so forth, in the hope that the extinct victims of humanity's destructiveness might one day be resurrected. Then comes the day when the biobanks are hit by a mysterious worldwide cyberattack. Karen Resaint and Mark Halyard are concerned with one species in particular: the venomous lumpsucker, a small, ugly bottom-feeder that happens to be the most intelligent fish on the planet. Karen is an animal cognition scientist consumed with existential grief over what humans have done to nature. Mark is a jaded corporate "Environmental Impact Coordinator" connected to the mining operation that wiped out the lumpsucker's last known habitat. This unlikely duo is left with no choice but to team up in search of the fish through the bizarre, dystopian landscapes of the 2030s-a nature reserve full of toxic waste; a migrant labor camp ravaged by a fungal disease; a floating city on the Baltic Sea; the dangerous hinterlands of a totalitarian state. The further they go, the deeper they're drawn into the mystery of the attack on the biobanks. Who was really behind it? And why would anyone do such a thing? Virtuousic, profound, and effervescently despairing, Venomous Lumpsucker is Ned Beauman at his very best"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beauman, Ned
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.E225
LC item number
V46 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Endangered species
  • Extinct animals
  • Nature
  • Dystopias
Target audience
adult
Label
Venomous lumpsucker, Ned Beauman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1275428676
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781641294126
Lccn
2021061290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1275428676
Label
Venomous lumpsucker, Ned Beauman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1275428676
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781641294126
Lccn
2021061290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1275428676

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