Anathem, Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson


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A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Anathem is perhaps the most brilliant literary invention to date from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the world with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle. Now he imagines an alternate universe where scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians live in seclusion behind ancient monastery walls until they are called back into the world to deal with a crisis of astronomical proportions.

Anathem won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and the reviews for have been dazzling: “Brilliant” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel), “Daring” (Boston Globe), “Immensely entertaining” (New York Times Book Review), “A tour de force” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), while Time magazine proclaims, “The great novel of ideas…has morphed into science fiction, and Neal Stephenson is its foremost practitioner.”
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thecraftm15shared an impression9 months ago
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A very challenging book to read, but one that I enjoyed as I committed myself to reading to from start to finish. Yet again, Stephenson's wild mind created another concept story that blew my mind. An intellectual read for sure. It took me some time to get used to the language the author created for the story. Kept having to refer to the glossary - like Composto's The End of the Kai. But after 100 pages or so I got used to it. Any fan of hard core sci fi will enjoy it.

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Affinitas ApSshared an impression2 years ago
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Fantastic Universe. Very Well thought put book.

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Руслан Прокопчукshared an impression3 years ago
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The best fiction I've read in years! Amazing and thought-provoking.

Thor Fogelberg Jensen
Thor Fogelberg Jensenhas quoted5 years ago
Orolo said nothing, which made me embarrassed at the time. When I thought about it later, though, I understood that he didn’t need to say anything because what I’d said was obviously true.
Mathias Jul Jørgensen
Mathias Jul Jørgensenhas quoted9 months ago
when Fraa Erasmas, here, came into the math ten years ago, it was called ‘cruising the speely’ and when I came in almost thirty years ago we called it ‘Farspark
Руслан Прокопчук
Руслан Прокопчукhas quoted3 years ago
The mystic nails a symbol to one meaning that was true for a moment but soon becomes false. The poet, on the other hand, sees that truth while it’s true but understands that symbols are always in flux and that their meanings are fleeting.
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