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The Resource The sacred era : a novel, Aramaki Yoshio ; translated by Baryon Tensor Posadas ; foreword by Takayuki Tatsumi

The sacred era : a novel, Aramaki Yoshio ; translated by Baryon Tensor Posadas ; foreword by Takayuki Tatsumi

Label
The sacred era : a novel
Title
The sacred era
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Aramaki Yoshio ; translated by Baryon Tensor Posadas ; foreword by Takayuki Tatsumi
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"The magnum opus of a Japanese master of speculative fiction, and a book that established Yoshio Aramaki as a leading representative of the genre, The Sacred Era is part post-apocalyptic world, part faux-religious tract, and part dream narrative. In a distant future ruled by a new Papal Court serving the Holy Empire of Igitur, a young student known only as K arrives at the capital to take The Sacred Examination, a text that will qualify him for metaphysical research service with the court. His performance earns him an assignment in the secret Planet Bosch Research Department; this in turn puts him on the trail of a heretic executed many years earlier, whose headless ghost is still said to haunt the Papal Court, which carries him on an interplanetary pilgrimage across the Space Taklamakan Desert to the Planet Loulan, where time stands still, and finally to the mysterious, supposedly mythical Planet Bosch, a giant, floating plant-world that once orbited Earth but has somehow wandered 1,000 light years away. K's journey to this strange world, seemingly sprung from Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, is a journey into inner and outer space, as the novel traffics in mystic and metaphysical questions only to transform them into technical and astrophysical problems, translating the substance of religious and mythic texts into the language of science fiction"--
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DLC
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1933-
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Aramaki, Yoshio
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1978-
  • 1955-
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  • Posadas, Baryon Tensor
  • Tatsumi, Takayuki
Series statement
Parallel futures
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  • Science fiction, Japanese
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Science fiction, Japanese
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Label
The sacred era : a novel, Aramaki Yoshio ; translated by Baryon Tensor Posadas ; foreword by Takayuki Tatsumi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The Sacred Era was first published as Shinseidai. Original Japanese edition published by Sairyu-sha, Tokyo" [2015] -- Verso title page
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
COVER; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Epigraph; CONTENTS; Foreword by Takayuki Tatsumi; THE SACRED ERA; The Sacred Service Examination; Clara Hall; The Quadrinity; The Southern Scriptures; Mechanical Doll; Space Clock; Sacred Route; The Garden of Earthly Delights; Translator's Acknowledgments; Chronology of Igitur's MIllennium of Prosperity; Author bios
Control code
ocn981908085
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452954851
Lccn
2017016683
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1q11gg3
  • 78e0ca8b-9b12-418f-ba65-a3e1323ca487
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)981908085
Label
The sacred era : a novel, Aramaki Yoshio ; translated by Baryon Tensor Posadas ; foreword by Takayuki Tatsumi
Publication
Note
"The Sacred Era was first published as Shinseidai. Original Japanese edition published by Sairyu-sha, Tokyo" [2015] -- Verso title page
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
COVER; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Epigraph; CONTENTS; Foreword by Takayuki Tatsumi; THE SACRED ERA; The Sacred Service Examination; Clara Hall; The Quadrinity; The Southern Scriptures; Mechanical Doll; Space Clock; Sacred Route; The Garden of Earthly Delights; Translator's Acknowledgments; Chronology of Igitur's MIllennium of Prosperity; Author bios
Control code
ocn981908085
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452954851
Lccn
2017016683
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1q11gg3
  • 78e0ca8b-9b12-418f-ba65-a3e1323ca487
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)981908085

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