The Resource Guardian, Joe Haldeman, (ebook)

Guardian, Joe Haldeman, (ebook)

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Guardian
Title
Guardian
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Joe Haldeman
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Language
eng
Summary
During the Alaskan gold rush, a woman pursues a destiny that will change the world in this alternate-history novel from a sci-fi legend. In the tradition of Robert Heinlein (Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land), multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Joe Haldeman set a new standard for military science fiction and hard sci-fi with The Forever War and his phenomenal Worlds series. Now the Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master dabbles brilliantly in alternate-history fiction with the world-altering adventures of a remarkable woman during the gold rush in late nineteenth-century Alaska. Sent from her Georgia home to Philadelphia to escape the carnage of the Civil War, Rosa Coleman studied astronomy and mathematics, ultimately settling into a new life as the wife of a wealthy man and mother of young Daniel. But when she discovers an unforgiveable secret about her reprobate husband, Rosa takes the boy and flees to the West on a desperate escape that takes them from Dodge City to San Francisco one step ahead of the Pinkertons hired to bring them back home. On the run in a strange and exhilarating new world, Rosa and Daniel find a haven where they might never be found: the wilds of Alaska among the dreamers drawn to its magnificent wilderness by the promise of gold. It is here that her spiritual guide first appears to Rosa in the form of a raven (an incarnation of the trickster god of Native American and Eskimo lore) suggesting that her destiny lies not in sparkling riches but in something far greater. This mystical harbinger has come from a distant, alien place, and will set her on an astonishing course . . . A breathtaking departure for the author, Joe Haldeman's Guardian is a magnificent blending of historical and speculative fiction
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Midwest
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Haldeman, Joe W
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Women
  • Electronic books
  • Alaska
Target audience
adult
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Guardian, Joe Haldeman, (ebook)
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multicolored
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504039598
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11693743
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remote
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MWT11693743
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Guardian, Joe Haldeman, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504039598
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11693743
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11693743
System control number
MWT11693743
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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