Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Barren Cove: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2016.
Language:
English
Description
In Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee Ariel S. Winter's Barren Cove, humans are nearly extinct and robots are now the dominant life-form on Earth.The aged robot Sapien is the recent victim of a debilitating accident. The socially acceptable thing to do in robot culture is deactivate, but Sapien is not ready to end his life. Instead he orders spare parts for himself and rents a remote beach house in order to repair and ponder why he wants to go on. While there, he becomes obsessed with his landlords, the peculiar robot family living on the rambling estate perched at the top of the cliff. He is convinced that the elusive and enigmatic Beachstone, the head of the family, holds the answers to his existential quandary. Invoking the works of the great supernatural and science fiction writers Mary Shelley, Isaac Asimov, and Philip K. Dick, Barren Cove is a gothic tale in an unusual future.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781476797854
9781476797878
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDab30eb61-67fa-9757-85f2-97dd7507ceea
Grouping Titlebarren cove
Grouping Authorariel s winter
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-24 02:27:14AM
Last Indexed2020-10-24 02:53:50AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781476797854

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorWinter, Ariel S.
author_displayWinter, Ariel S
available_at_catalogCentral
Colonial Heights
detailed_location_catalogCentral
Colonial Heights
display_descriptionIn Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee Ariel S. Winter's Barren Cove, humans are nearly extinct and robots are now the dominant life-form on Earth.
The aged robot Sapien is the recent victim of a debilitating accident. The socially acceptable thing to do in robot culture is deactivate, but Sapien is not ready to end his life. Instead he orders spare parts for himself and rents a remote beach house in order to repair and ponder why he wants to go on. While there, he becomes obsessed with his landlords, the peculiar robot family living on the rambling estate perched at the top of the cliff. He is convinced that the elusive and enigmatic Beachstone, the head of the family, holds the answers to his existential quandary. Invoking the works of the great supernatural and science fiction writers Mary Shelley, Isaac Asimov, and Philip K. Dick, Barren Cove is a gothic tale in an unusual future.
format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
idab30eb61-67fa-9757-85f2-97dd7507ceea
isbn9781476797854
9781476797878
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b24107852.i73857403CentralFICTION Winter, A.1falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b24107852.i73857440Colonial HeightsFICTION Winter, A.1falsefalseOn Shelfchsag
overdrive:ff0385e6-2516-49be-82c2-b159b2e4f39e-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Fiction
last_indexed2020-10-24T09:53:50.558Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_catalogFICTION Winter, A.
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCentral
Colonial Heights
primary_isbn9781476797854
publishDate2016
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b24107852BookBooksFirst Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover ed.EnglishEmily Bestler Books/Atria, 2016.211 pages ; 22 cm.
overdrive:ff0385e6-2516-49be-82c2-b159b2e4f39eeBookeBookEnglishAtria/Emily Bestler Books2016
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b24107852.i73857403On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b24107852.i73857440On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:ff0385e6-2516-49be-82c2-b159b2e4f39e-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetFamilies -- Fiction
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction
Robots -- Fiction
title_displayBarren Cove : a novel
title_fullBarren Cove : a novel / Ariel S. Winter
Barren Cove A Novel
title_shortBarren Cove
title_suba novel
topic_facetFamilies
Fantasy
Fiction
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Robots
Science Fiction