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Stars in my pocket like grains of sand

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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science fiction masterpiece, an essay on the inexplicability of sexual attractiveness, and an examination of interstellar politics among far-flung worlds. First published in 1984, the novel's central issues--technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism--have only become more pressing with the passage of time. The novel's topic is information itself: What are the repercussions, once it has been made public, that two individuals have been found to be each other's perfect erotic object out to "point nine-nine-nine and several nines percent more"? What will it do to the individuals involved, to the city they inhabit, to their geosector, to their entire world society, especially when one is an illiterate worker, the sole survivor of a world destroyed by "cultural fugue," and the other is--you!
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Grouped Work ID a158a73d-b022-6235-e30e-e7880439b08d
Full title stars in my pocket like grains of sand
Author delany samuel r
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-04 04:08:29AM
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display_description In a universe where information flows freely, lack of knowledge can be cataclysmic With a burst of radiation to the brain, an angry young man is transformed into a dim-witted slave-suitable only for the most brutal work. But the tragedy of Rat Korga is the prologue to the story of Marq Dyeth, an "industrial diplomat," who travels from world to world in this exciting, sprawling future, solving problems that come with the spread of "General Information." The greatest fear in this future is Cultural Fugue, a critical mass of shared knowledge that can destroy life over the surface of an entire world in hours. In this dizzyingly original novel, information is perilous, but without it a human is only a rat in a cage. This is the book in which, a decade before the fact in 1984, Delany predicted the Internet. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Samuel R. Delany including rare images from his early career.
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title_display Stars in my pocket like grains of sand
title_full Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand [electronic resource] Delany, Samuel R,, Stars in my pocket like grains of sand / Samuel R. Delany ; foreword by Carl Freedman
title_short Stars in my pocket like grains of sand
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