Anathem

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Harper Collins, Aug 25, 2009 - Fiction - 1008 pages
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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.

Anathem is the latest miraculous invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle—a work of astonishing scope, intelligence, and imagination.

 

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For a retired mathematics and computer science professor this book was a perfect fit. I seek out references to mathematics in sci-fi, but this time I was immersed in a tale whose heroes and heroines ... Read full review

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This is an odd novel and one that's difficult to review or assign a star rating. I settled on 3 because it some ways it warrants a 1 and in others it deserves a 5. Anathem is a first person account of ... Read full review

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Contents

part 1 Provener
1
part 2 Apert
55
part 3 Eliger
159
part 4 Anathem
191
part 5 Voco
243
part 6 Peregrin
323
part 7 Feral
405
part 8 Orithena
531
part 11 Advent
757
part 12 Requiem
875
part 13 Reconstitution
919
Glossary
933
Cutting the Cake
955
Hemn Configuration Space
961
Complex Versus Simple Protism
973
Acknowledgments
983

part 9 Inbrase
599
part 10 Messal
651

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About the author (2009)

Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon; The Diamond Age; Snow Crash, which was named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels; and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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