Genesis
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010, c2006.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Mariner Books ed.
Physical Desc:
150 pages ; 21 cm.
Rating:
Adult
Status:
Antioch High - Teen Fiction
F BEC
Description

A stunning novel that's as rich in ideas as it is in suspense, destined to become a modern classic of post-apocalyptic literature

Anax thinks she knows history. Her grueling all-day Examination has just begun, and if she passes, she'll be admitted into the Academy--the elite governing institution of her utopian society. But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she's been taught isn't the whole story. And the Academy isn't what she believes it to be. In this brilliant novel of dazzling ingenuity, Anax's examination leads us into a future where we are confronted with unresolved questions raised by science and philosophy. Centuries old, these questions have gained new urgency in the face of rapidly developing technology. What is consciousness? What makes us human? If artificial intelligence were developed to a high enough capability, what special status could humanity still claim? Outstanding and original, Beckett's dramatic narrative comes to a shocking conclusion.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780547335926, 054733592X

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"Mariner Books."
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Anaximander, a student historian applying for entrance to the Academy, the institution that governs the Republic, a closed and isolated island society established late in the twenty-first century as a refuge from worldwide plague, prepares a thesis on Adam Forde, a rebel who on one occasion refused to shoot a young woman approaching the island in a boat, and unwittingly reveals her own tendencies for unconventional thought.
Target Audience
Adult,Follett Library Resources.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Beckett, B. (20102006). Genesis. 1st Mariner Books ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Beckett, Bernard, 1968-. 20102006. Genesis. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Beckett, Bernard, 1968-, Genesis. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 20102006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Beckett, Bernard. Genesis. 1st Mariner Books ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 20102006. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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