The Resource The rise and fall of D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

The rise and fall of D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Label
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O.
Title
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O.
Statement of responsibility
Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Title variation
  • Rise and fall of DODO
  • Rise and fall of the Department of Diachronic Operations
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Language
eng
Summary
When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidentally meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London's Crystal Palace|the world's fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it's up to Tristan to find out why. And so the Department of Diachronic Operations|D.O.D.O. |gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stephenson, Neal
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T3868
LC item number
R57 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Galland, Nicole
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Magic
  • Time travel
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
Label
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
752 pages
Isbn
9780062409164
Lccn
2016043352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959038737
  • 717082
  • (OCoLC)ocn959038737
  • 717082
Label
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
752 pages
Isbn
9780062409164
Lccn
2016043352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959038737
  • 717082
  • (OCoLC)ocn959038737
  • 717082

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