by Neal Stephenson

Category: Fiction

Book Reviews

  • @mdlevinson Hmm. First third amazing. After that YMMV. Just read till page 300 or so. I loved Snow Crash, liked Anathem, liked Reamde, found Seveneves to be too many things in one book.Link to Tweet

About Book

The latest magnificent creation from the award-winning author of Cryptonomicon and the Baroque Cycle trilogy. Erasmas, 'Raz', is a young avout living in the Concent, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers. Three times during history's darkest epochs, violence has invaded and devastated the cloistered community. Yet the avout have always managed to adapt in the wake of catastrophe. But they now prepare to open the Concent's gates to the outside world, in celebration of a once-a-decade rite. Suddenly, Erasmas finds himself a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world - as he sets out on an extraordinary odyssey that will carry him to the most dangerous, inhospitable corners of the planet...and beyond.

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