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Verlag: William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers, New York
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: First edition, first printing.
Fine in fine and bright dust jacket, lightly bumped at the head of the spine panel. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 32859
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.?
Inhaltsangabe: Here is another brilliantly original novel from the cult author of "Snowcrash and Cryptonomicon".Since childhood, Raz has lived behind the walls of a 3,400-year-old monastery, a sanctuary for scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians. There, he and his cohorts are sealed off from the illiterate, irrational, unpredictable "saecular" world, an endless landscape of casinos and megastores that is plagued by recurring cycles of booms and busts, dark ages and renaissances, world wars and climate change. Until the day that a higher power, driven by fear, decides it is only these cloistered scholars who have the abilities to avert an impending catastrophe. And, one by one, Raz and his friends, mentors, and teachers are summoned forth without warning into the unknown.
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