Anathem LP

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HarperCollins, 2008 - Fiction - 1088 pages
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Wonderfully inventive, intriguing and educational. - LibraryThing
The plot was interesting and even exciting at times. - LibraryThing
And, astoundingly, there is an ending. - LibraryThing
Captivated me with it's universe and plot. - LibraryThing
I also didn't particularly care for the ending. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - brleach - LibraryThing

There's some good stuff in this book, but you have to wade through many monotonous pages where nothing much happens in order to get to the good bits. In the end, I'm not sure that the plot itself nor ... Read full review

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

If you like Stephenson, you may think that this is his best yet. Of his really long works, it was, at the time of writing, the one that relied least on an already more or less established history. In ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Neal Stephenson, the science fiction author, was born on October 31, 1959 in Maryland. He graduated from Boston University in 1981 with a B.A. in Geography with a minor in physics. His first novel, The Big U, was published in 1984. It received little attention and stayed out of print until Stephenson allowed it to be reprinted in 2001. His second novel was Zodiac: The Eco-Thriller was published in 1988, but it was his novel Snow Crash (1992) that brought him popularity. It fused memetics, computer viruses, and other high-tech themes with Sumerian mythology. Neal Stephenson has won several awards: Hugo for Best Novel for The Diamond Age (1996), the Arthur C. Clark for Best Novel for Quicksilver (2004), and the Prometheus Award for Best Novel for The System of the World (2005). He recently completed the The Baroque Cycle Trilogy, a series of historical novels. It consists of eight books and was originally published in three volumes and Reamde. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington. Stephenson also writes under the pseudonym Stephen Bury.

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