|By (author):||Stephenson, Neal|
|Subject:||FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Science Fiction / General|
|Size:||6.75in x 4.18in x 1.51in|
|From The Publisher*|
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."
|Review Quote*||"Reading Anathem is a humbling experience."|
|Review Quote*||"A sprawling disquisition…[a] logophilic treat for those who like their alternate worlds big, parodic and ironic."|
|Review Quote*||"Stephenson's expansive storytelling echoes Walter Miller's classic A Canticle for Leibowitz, the space operas of Larry Niven and the cultural meditations of Douglas Hofstadter- a heady mix of antecedents that makes for long stretches of dazzling entertainment."|
|Review Quote*||"A magnificent achievement. "|
|Review Quote*||"Clever and intricate...truly ingenious...it's brilliance is undeniable."|
|Review Quote*||"A masterpiece...mind-bogglingly ambitious...readers will delight in puzzling out the historical antecedents in philosophy, science, mathematics, and art that Stephenson riffs on with his customary quicklsilver genius...it's one of the most thought-provoking novels I've ever read, and also one of the most engaging."|
|Review Quote*||"The Seattle writer is kind of a cross between William Gibson and Richard Powers, hard-wired to tell stories, explore technology and riff on anything that catches his fancy."|
|Review Quote*||"[O]ne of Stephenson's best novels…a captivating blend of culture clash, deductive reasoning and pure action."|