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The Resource Cowboy angels, by Paul McAuley

Cowboy angels, by Paul McAuley

Label
Cowboy angels
Title
Cowboy angels
Statement of responsibility
by Paul McAuley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first Turing gate, a mere hundred nanometers across, is forced open in 1963, at the high-energy physics laboratory in Brookhaven; three years later, the first man to travel to an alternate history takes his momentous step, and an empire is born. For fifteen years, the version of America that calls itself the Real has used its Turing gate technology to infiltrate a wide variety of alternate Americas, rebuilding those wrecked by nuclear war, fomenting revolutions and waging war to free others from communist or fascist rule, and establishing a Pan-American Alliance. Then a nation exhausted by endless strife elects Jimmy Carter on a reconstruction and reconciliation ticket, the CIA's covert operations are wound down, and the Real begins to wage peace rather than war. But some people believe that it is the Real's manifest destiny to impose its idea of truth, justice, and the American way in every known alternate history, and they're prepared to do anything to reverse Carter's peacenik doctrine. When Adam Stone, a former CIA field officer, one of the Cowboy Angels who worked covertly in other histories, volunteers for reactivation after an old friend begins a killing spree across alternate histories, his mission uncovers a startling secret about the operation of the Turing gates and leads him into the heart of an audicious conspiracy to change the history of every America in the multiverse--including our own
Summary
In a version of America called "The Real," President Jimmy Carter promotes peace after years of war aimed at correcting wrongs in alternate-history versions of America, accessible through technology called Turing gates, but former CIA Adam Stone discovers a vast conspiracy to launch a new round of violence and change the history of every America, including The Real
Storyline
Pace
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
379860
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C29
LC item number
C68 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Cowboy angels, by Paul McAuley
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
19880978
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781616142513
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010044350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn635483691
Label
Cowboy angels, by Paul McAuley
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
19880978
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781616142513
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010044350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn635483691

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