skip to content
Pills and starships Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Pills and starships

Author: Lydia Millet
Publisher: New York, NY : Black Sheep, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Nat and her hacker brother Sam have come to Hawaii for their parents' Final Week. Global warming has devastated the planet, and the disintegrating society that remains is run by "corporates" who keep the population complacent through a constant diet of "pharma." The few Americans who still live well also live long -- so long that older adults, like Nat's parents, bow out not by natural means but  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Dystopian fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Dystopias
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Millet
ISBN: 1617752754 9781617752759 1617752762 9781617752766
OCLC Number: 859046509
Awards: A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Description: 283 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Pills & starships
Responsibility: by Lydia Millet.
More information:

Abstract:

Seventeen-year-old Nat and her hacker brother Sam have come to Hawaii for their parents' Final Week. Global warming has devastated the planet, and the disintegrating society that remains is run by "corporates" who keep the population complacent through a constant diet of "pharma." The few Americans who still live well also live long -- so long that older adults, like Nat's parents, bow out not by natural means but by buying death contracts. While Nat grapples with the bizarre ritual of her parents' slickly engineered last days, Sam begins to uncover a secret, wilder Hawaii hidden beneath the high-gloss corporate veneer. Their family's Final Week races toward its climax in the face of a looming hurricane as Nat struggles to protect herself and the people she loves -- along the way forging her own surprising path to hope.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/859046509> # Pills and starships
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "859046509" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: shs" ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1402952912#Topic/parents_death> ; # Parents--Death
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1402952912#Place/hawaii> ; # Hawaii
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1402952912#Place/hawaii_island_hawaii> ; # Hawaii Island (Hawaii)
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85040350> ; # Dystopias
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1893847> ; # Future, The
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1402952912#Topic/brothers_and_sisters> ; # Brothers and sisters
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sj96004933> ; # Brothers and sisters
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1402952912#Topic/adventure_and_adventurers> ; # Adventure and adventurers
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/900372> ; # Dystopias
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2012000754> ; # Future, The
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1402952912#Topic/siblings> ; # Siblings
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh89000812> ; # Global warming
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/839671> ; # Brothers and sisters
   schema:alternateName "Pills & starships" ;
   schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/53404319> ; # Lydia Millet
   schema:awards "A Junior Library Guild Selection." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description "Seventeen-year-old Nat and her hacker brother Sam have come to Hawaii for their parents' Final Week. Global warming has devastated the planet, and the disintegrating society that remains is run by "corporates" who keep the population complacent through a constant diet of "pharma." The few Americans who still live well also live long -- so long that older adults, like Nat's parents, bow out not by natural means but by buying death contracts. While Nat grapples with the bizarre ritual of her parents' slickly engineered last days, Sam begins to uncover a secret, wilder Hawaii hidden beneath the high-gloss corporate veneer. Their family's Final Week races toward its climax in the face of a looming hurricane as Nat struggles to protect herself and the people she loves -- along the way forging her own surprising path to hope."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1402952912> ;
   schema:genre "Juvenile works"@en ;
   schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
   schema:genre "Dystopias"@en ;
   schema:genre "Dystopian fiction"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Pills and starships"@en ;
   schema:productID "859046509" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781617752766> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781617752759> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/859046509> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1402952912#Place/hawaii_island_hawaii> # Hawaii Island (Hawaii)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Hawaii Island (Hawaii)" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2012000754> # Future, The
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Future, The"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85040350> # Dystopias
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Dystopias"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh89000812> # Global warming
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Global warming"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sj96004933> # Brothers and sisters
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Brothers and sisters"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1893847> # Future, The
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Future, The"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/839671> # Brothers and sisters
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Brothers and sisters"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/900372> # Dystopias
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Dystopias"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/53404319> # Lydia Millet
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1968" ;
   schema:familyName "Millet" ;
   schema:givenName "Lydia" ;
   schema:name "Lydia Millet" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781617752759>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1617752754" ;
   schema:isbn "9781617752759" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781617752766>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1617752762" ;
   schema:isbn "9781617752766" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.