The Resource Venus plus X, Theodore Sturgeon

Venus plus X, Theodore Sturgeon

Label
Venus plus X
Title
Venus plus X
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Sturgeon
Title variation
Venus plus ten
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charlie Johns has been snatched from his home on 61 North 34th Street and delivered to the strange future world of Ledom. Here, violence is a vague and improbable notion. Technology has triumphed over hunger, overpopulation, pollution, and even time and space. But there is a change that Charlie finds even more shocking: gender is a thing of the past. Venus Plus X is Theodore Sturgeon's brilliant evocation of a civilization in which tensions between male and female and the human preoccupation with sex no longer exist. As Charlie Johns explores Ledom and its people, he finds that the human precepts he holds dear are profane in this new world. But has Charlie learned all there is to know about this advanced society? And why are the Ledom so intent on gaining Charlie's approval? Unsettling, compelling, and no less than visionary, here is science fiction at its boldest, a novel with the wisdom and lyricism to make it one of the most original and insightful speculations on gender ever produced
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Summary
A man is somehow snatched from his own world into that of a strange new world inhabited by a small, largely sexless society which purports to keep all its citizens equal, happy, and free. In return for a trip back home, Johns agrees to study the society objectively (objectivity being something the Ledom lack); the new society rather quickly reveals a layer of conflict and isolated unhappiness hidden behind a mask of equality and utopia
Audio
Accompanying matter
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10140994
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Sturgeon, Theodore
Dewey number
813.54
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Format of music
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Stefan Rudnicki
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1945-
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Rudnicki, Stefan
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True
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  • Utopias
  • Imaginary societies
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Venus plus X, Theodore Sturgeon
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Publication
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
  • sz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT10026364
Dimensions
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 28 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781433275340
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • s
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10026364
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
10026364
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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Label
Venus plus X, Theodore Sturgeon
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
  • sz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT10026364
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 28 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433275340
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10026364
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10026364
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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