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TitleA house between Earth and the moon / Rebecca Scherm.
AuthorScherm, Rebecca. aut
CollectionAdult Fiction
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FIC SCH11584500002641JohnsonburgDue on 3/24/2023

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781101980101
Personal Name Scherm, Rebecca. aut
Title Statement A house between Earth and the moon / Rebecca Scherm.
Imprint ?20
Imprint [New York] : Viking, [2022]
Physical Description 388 pages ; 24
Content Type text txt rdaconte
Media Type unmediated n rdamed
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarri
Summary, Etc. "The gripping story of one scientist in outer space, another who watches over him, the family left behind, and the lengths people will go to protect the people and planet they love Scientist Alex Welch-Peters has believed for twenty years that his super-algae can reverse the effects of climate change. His obsession with his research has jeopardized his marriage, his relationships with his kids, and his own professional future. When Sensus, the colossal tech company, offers him a chance to complete his research, he seizes the opportunity. The catch? His lab will be in outer space on Parallaxis, the first-ever luxury residential space station built for billionaires. Alex and six other scientists leave their loved ones to become Pioneers, the beta tenants of Parallaxis. But Parallaxis is not the space palace they were sold. Day and night, the embittered crew builds the facility under pressure from Sensus, motivated by the promise that their families will join them. Meanwhile, back on Earth, with much of the country ablaze in wildfires, Alex's family tries to remain safe in Michigan. His teenage daughter, Mary Agnes, struggles through high school with the help of the ubiquitous Sensus phones implanted in everyone's ears, archiving each humiliation, and wishing she could go to Parallaxis with her father-but her mother will never allow it. The Pioneers are the beta testers of another program, too. As they toil away two hundred miles in the sky, Sensus is designing an algorithm that will predict human behavior. Tess, a young social psychologist Sensus has hired to watch the Pioneers through their phones, begins to develop an intimate, obsessive relationship with her subjects. When she takes it a step further-traveling to Parallaxis to observe them up close-the controlled experiment begins to unravel. Prescient and insightful, A House Between Earth and the Moon is at once a captivating epic about the machinations of big tech and a profoundly intimate meditation on the unmistakably human bonds that hold us together"-- Provided by publishe
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Human behavior Experiments Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Science Experiments Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Scientists Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Space stations Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Teenage girls Fictio
Index Term-Genre/Form Science fiction.
Additional Physical Form Entry Scherm, Rebecca. [New York] : Viking, [2022] House between Earth and the moon (DLC) 20210328 9781101980118 Online version:

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