Anathem

I’ve just finished Neal Stephenson’s latest epic novel “Anathem”. It might be described as a philosophical techno-adventure comedy with aliens. Highly recommended. Here’s the widget of the book of Stephenson’s exceptional mind…

It’s fascinating to trace one of the founding ideas of Anathem back to some sketches that Stepehenson made for the Long Now Clock in 01999. Here’s hoping it doesn’t take Stephenson too long to follow up with a prequel or sequel or paraquel.

p.s. Hidden in the widget above is a link to the full text of Cryptonomicon, essential techno-adventure comedy for anyone involved in a technology start-up.

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  • Jocks

    A fantastic and interesting exploration of ideas. well done Mr Stephenson and well done Bob for finishing this epic.. Have you read the System of the World trilogy?

  • Jocks

    A fantastic and interesting exploration of ideas. well done Mr Stephenson and well done Bob for finishing this epic.. Have you read the System of the World trilogy?

  • http://hitching.net hitching

    Book seller! Yes the Baroque Cycle was audacious and brilliant. But my favourite Stephenson is still Cryptonomicon. I don’t get to read much at the moment, apart from with the kids at bedtime, but Mr. Stephenson is essential.

  • http://hitching.net/ bob

    Book seller! Yes the Baroque Cycle was audacious and brilliant. But my favourite Stephenson is still Cryptonomicon. I don’t get to read much at the moment, apart from with the kids at bedtime, but Mr. Stephenson is essential.

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    Interesting post. I have made a twitter post about this. Others no doubt will like it like I did.