Counterweight
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Hur, Anton, translator.
Published
New York : Pantheon Books, [2023].
Format
Book
Edition
First American edition.
ISBN
9780593317211, 0593317211
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viii, 160 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
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Published
New York : Pantheon Books, [2023].
Edition
First American edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780593317211, 0593317211

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"For fans of the worlds of Philip K. Dick, Squid Game, and Severance: An absorbing tale of corporate intrigue, political unrest, unsolved mysteries, and the havoc wreaked by one company's monomaniacal endeavor to build the world's first space elevator--from one of South Korea's most revered science fiction writers, whose identity remains unknown. On the fictional island of Patusan--and much to the ire of the Patusan natives--the Korean conglomerate LK is constructing an elevator into Earth's orbit, gradually turning this one-time tropical resort town into a teeming travel hub: a gateway to and from our planet. Up in space, holding the elevator's "spider cable" taut, is a mass of space junk known as the counterweight. And it's here that lies the key--a trove of personal data left by LK's former CEO, of dire consequence to the company's, and humanity's, future. Racing up the elevator to retrieve the data is a host of rival forces: Mac, the novel's narrator and LK's Chief of External Affairs, increasingly disillusioned with his employer; the everyman Choi Gangwu, unwittingly at the center of Mac's investigations; the former CEO's brilliant niece and his power-hungry son; and a violent officer from LK's Security Division, Rex Tamaki--all caught in a labyrinth of fake identities, neuro-implant "Worms," and old political grievances held by the Patusan Liberation Front, the army of island natives determined to protect their sovereignty. Conceived by Djuna as a low-budget science fiction film, with literary references as wide-ranging as Joseph Conrad and the Marquis de Sade, The Counterweight is part cyberpunk, part hardboiled detective fiction, and part parable of Korea's neocolonial ambition and its rippling effects"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Djuna., & Hur, A. (2023). Counterweight (First American edition.). Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Djuna and Anton, Hur. 2023. Counterweight. Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Djuna and Anton, Hur. Counterweight Pantheon Books, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Djuna,, and Anton Hur. Counterweight First American edition., Pantheon Books, 2023.

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