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Candle in a Bottle

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The savants of Institut Sorel, the world center of information mechanics, compute the governing algorithms that give all things their shape and structure. The voyants receive and sort enormous amounts of information. And now the savants say that the whole world, on the brink of a phase transition, is about to change, such that the long-term equilibrium that has locked the world into an "order crisis" will give way to a period of chaos. Dominique, a new, ignorant acolyte voyant, is asked to watch for the random factor that will trigger the phase transition. But the Institut itself is in chaos. Drawn into political intrigue and the savants' and voyants' struggle over his world's very future, Dominique cares for individuals, rather than abstractions and principles. But even so, he's not sure what it is he should be doing...

Genre: Science Fiction

Used availability for Carolyn Ives Gilman's Candle in a Bottle

Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Candle in a Bottle (Conversation Pieces) (Volume 13)
Author(s): Carolyn Gilman
ISBN: 1-933500-07-7 / 978-1-933500-07-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aqueduct Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Candle in a Bottle (Conversation Pieces Book 13)
Author(s): Carolyn Ives Gilman
Publisher: Aqueduct Press
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