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The Resource Cryptum, Greg Bear

Cryptum, Greg Bear

Label
Cryptum
Title
Cryptum
Statement of responsibility
Greg Bear
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bornstellar Makes Eternal Lasting is a young rebellious Forerunner. He is a Manipular, untried--yet to become part of the adult Forerunner society, where vast knowledge and duty waits. He comes from a family of Builders, the Forerunners' highest and most politically powerful rate. It is the Builders who create the grand technology that facilitates Forerunner dominance over the known universe. It is the Builders who believe they must shoulder the greatest burden of the Mantle--as shepherds and guardians of all life. Bornstellar is marked to become a great Builder just like his father. But this Manipular has other plans. He is obsessed with lost treasures of the past. His reckless passion to seek out the marvelous artifacts left behind by the Precursors--long-vanished superbeings of unknowable power and intent--forces his father's hand. Bornstellar is sent to live among the Miners, where he must come to terms with where his duty truly lies. But powerful forces are at play. Forerunner society is at a major crux. Past threats are once again proving relentless. Dire solutions--machines and strategies never before contemplated--are being called up, and fissures in Forerunner power are leading to chaos. On a Lifeworker's experimental planet, Bornstellar's rebellious course crosses the paths of two humans, and the long lifeline of a great military leader, forever changing Bornstellar's destiny .and the fate of the entire galaxy. This is a tale of life, death, intergalactic horror, exile, and maturity. It is a story of overwhelming change--and of human origins. For the Mantle may not lie upon the shoulders of Forerunners forever
Member of
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1951-
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Bear, Greg
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
  • Halo
  • Forerunner saga
Series volume
bk. 1
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  • Space warfare
  • Life on other planets
  • Science fiction, American
Label
Cryptum, Greg Bear
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Donated by Gillian Cummins, Oct 2017
  • Jacket art by Sparth [i. e. Nicolas Bouvier]
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
ocn751749330
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9780330545624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Cryptum, Greg Bear
Publication
Note
  • Donated by Gillian Cummins, Oct 2017
  • Jacket art by Sparth [i. e. Nicolas Bouvier]
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
ocn751749330
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9780330545624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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