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ISBN13: 9780061694943
ISBN10: 0061694940
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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.”

Synopsis:

For ten years Fraa Erasmas,a young avout, has lived ina cloistered sanctuary formathematicians, scientists,and philosophers, protected from thecorrupting influences of the outsideworld. But before the week is out,both the existence he abandonedand the one he embraced will standpoised on the brink of cataclysmicchange—and Erasmas will becomea major player in a drama that willdetermine the future of his world,as he follows his destiny to the mostinhospitable corners of the planet . . .and beyond.

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For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the brink of cataclysmic change—and Erasmas will become a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the most inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond.

About the Author

Neal Stephenson is the author of seven previous novels. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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abner232, January 14, 2012 (view all comments by abner232)
I have never read a science fiction book with such a creatively and intelligently created setting.
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1Reader1, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by 1Reader1)
Appealing creation of intellectual monastic life somewhere in the multiverse. Inspired.
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abner232, January 4, 2011 (view all comments by abner232)
Anathem is intellectually rigorous and an exceedingly complex, intellectual read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061694943
Author:
Stephenson, Neal
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Laurens, Stephanie
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
8.375 x 11.375 in 5.60 oz

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Product details 1024 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061694943 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For ten years Fraa Erasmas,a young avout, has lived ina cloistered sanctuary formathematicians, scientists,and philosophers, protected from thecorrupting influences of the outsideworld. But before the week is out,both the existence he abandonedand the one he embraced will standpoised on the brink of cataclysmicchange—and Erasmas will becomea major player in a drama that willdetermine the future of his world,as he follows his destiny to the mostinhospitable corners of the planet . . .and beyond.
"Synopsis" by , For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the brink of cataclysmic change—and Erasmas will become a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the most inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond.
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