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The Resource The Martian child : a novel about a single father adopting a son, David Gerrold, (Playaway sound recording)

The Martian child : a novel about a single father adopting a son, David Gerrold, (Playaway sound recording)

Label
The Martian child : a novel about a single father adopting a son
Title
The Martian child
Title remainder
a novel about a single father adopting a son
Statement of responsibility
David Gerrold
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gerrold, a science fiction writer from California, adopts a son who has a slight behavioral problem. He believes himself to be a Martian. Gerrold begins the long, involving work of trying to earn the acceptance of Dennis, a hyperactive eight-year-old who desperately wants a father's love, but is so insecure he feels he must be an alien. Gerrold's memoir of the first two years with Dennis ends with the climax of Dennis running away and waiting in a city park at night for the flying saucers to come and reclaim him. Funny, endearing, and at times, heartbreaking, this is a beautifully written testament to fatherhood. This book is semi-autobiographical. Gerrold did adopt a son, but he heard about a boy who thought he was a Martian from another adoptive father
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Awards note
  • Winner, 1995 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.
  • Winner, 1994 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
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Gerrold, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Scott Brick
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brick, Scott
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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  • Adopted children
  • Fathers and sons
  • Abused children
  • Single fathers
  • Gay fathers
  • Boys
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Martian child : a novel about a single father adopting a son, David Gerrold, (Playaway sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from Playaway label
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Previously released by Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2006
  • Unabridged
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.)
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn435374341
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 sound media player (ca. 5 hr.)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433296451
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
5326
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)435374341
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Martian child : a novel about a single father adopting a son, David Gerrold, (Playaway sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from Playaway label
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Previously released by Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2006
  • Unabridged
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.)
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn435374341
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 sound media player (ca. 5 hr.)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433296451
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
5326
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)435374341
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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