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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nx74defiant - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed the wonderful complicated world he created. Steampunk with the new Victorians (the Vickies) Loved Nell. But the ending was disappointing. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - orkydd - LibraryThing
I first read the novel soon after it was released. It has aged very well. Stephenson's inventive and clever extrapolation of technological trends makes for a fine tale, and indeed still does, even ... Read full review