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The obsidian blade

by Hautman, Pete, 1952-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 15 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA HAUTMAN Pete
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Fiction YA HAUTMAN
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Summary
"This might be Hautman's most daring book yet. . . . Well-developed and complex characters, a fascinating time-travel framework, and a heart-stopping conclusion." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Tucker Feye's family has disappeared. He suspects that the disks of shimmering air he keeps seeing -- one right on top of the roof -- hold the answer to finding them. But when he dares to step into one, he's launched on a time-twisting journey -- from a small Midwestern town to a futuristic hospital run by digitally augmented healers, from the death of an ancient prophet to a forest at the end of time. Inevitably, Tucker's actions alter the past and future, changing his world forever. The first in a riveting sci-fi trilogy by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Hautman, one of YA literature's most versatile authors, opens a new sci-fi trilogy in this story of Tucker Feye, son of a small-town Minnesota preacher. After a quick prologue that explains how a future race of sorta humans constructed a series of diskos to travel in time and witness important moments in an ancient and largely discredited discipline once known as History, we return to the present day as Tucker Feye begins noticing shimmering diskos hovering in the air. Hoping to find his missing parents, he steps through one and is wormholed through time, skipping around as far back as Jesus' crucifixion at Golgotha and forward through multiple civilizations and even to the vanishing point of humanity, with serious reverberations felt among all points along the way. Hautman isn't afraid to tackle massive complexities how faith in God can be either demolished or cemented by witnessing the death of his son, the inherent paradoxes of time travel, the possible ramifications of our digital revolution in rapid succession and with crystal clarity. And while it would be easy enough to coast on the killer premise, he makes sure to carefully craft his characters and construct a tight-fitting plot for them to shoot around in before toying with readers' heads. This fast-paced opener to the Klaatu Diskos trilogy will satiate adventure seekers, and the refined brain candy will be delicious to more thoughtful readers. If anything, there simply isn't enough of everything, but it's hard to fault a book for being too tantalizing. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Hautman's written sci-fi before, but the many fans he's picked up from recent gems like The Big Crunch (2011) and the National Book Award-winning Godless (2004) give this series the potential to be a blockbuster.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this thrilling first volume of the Klaatu Diskos trilogy, 13-year-old Tucker Feye's ordinary life in smalltown Minnesota changes dramatically when his father, a preacher, disappears through a mysterious disk near the roof of their house. He reappears an hour later, without his religious faith, but with Lahlia, an awkward young woman who he claims is from Bulgaria. When, a year later, Tucker's parents both vanish, he sets out to find them, aided by Lahlia and his biker uncle, Kosh. Tucker discovers that the "diskos," which were created by a noncorporeal artist from the distant future, allow travel between time and place. The result is a whirlwind tour of some unpleasant societies and moments in human history, some of which (such as the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers) are jaw-dropping-this might be Hautman's most daring book yet. Throughout, Hautman (The Big Crunch) raises significant issues concerning family, faith, and destiny. Well-developed and complex characters, a fascinating time travel framework (including dispatches from the far future), and a heart-stopping conclusion will leave readers looking forward to the next book. Ages 12-up. Agent: Jennifer Flannery, Flannery Literary. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Hautman, Pete, 1952- Klaatu diskos ; bk. 1.
Subjects Space and time -- Juvenile fiction.
Religion -- Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Uncles -- Juvenile fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.
Religion -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Uncles -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Publisher Somerville, Mass. :Candlewick Press,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 308 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780763664442
0763664448
9780763654030 (hbk.)
0763654035 (hbk.)
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