The Diamond Age
Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neo-Victorians. He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer. Commissioned by an eccentric duke for his grandchild, stolen for Hackworth's own daughter, the Primer's purpose is to educate and raise a girl capable of thinking for herself. It performs its function superbly. Unfortunately for Hackworth, his smuggled copy has fallen into the wrong hands.
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Review: The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated PrimerUser Review - Goodreads
The premise of the story is great. And he builds are very interesting dystopian world. However, it's so complex and takes so long to get there that it takes away from the underlying plot. Too much of ... Read full review