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  - CurrerBell - LibraryThing

I managed to struggle through this to the end and so I give it 1* (not the * that I would have given it if I'd simply tossed it). This is nothing more than a fairly standard space opera with a lot of metaphysical claptrap thrown in to stretch it out to nearly 900 pages. Read full review

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User Review  - Kerry - Goodreads

I was giddy reading this book. It was amazing. I love Neal Stephenson SO HARD. I will say what I say about every Stephenson book that I've read, which is that he has a talent for creating incredibly ... 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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