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Anathem Mass Market Paperback – 1 Sep 2009

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 981 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reissue edition (1 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006147410X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061474101
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 174 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,997,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A sprawling disquisition.[a] logophilic treat for those who like their alternate worlds big, parodic and ironic." -- Kirkus Reviews on ANATHEM

"Reading Anathem is a humbling experience." -- Washington Post on ANATHEM

"[R]iveting idea porn." -- Details on ANATHEM

"[R]avishingly brilliant, outrageously ambitious.ANATHEM is thought-provoking fun, at turns a post-graduate seminar of philosophy and physics, and a rousing yarn with characters you care about." -- Orlando Sentinel on ANATHEM

[R]avishingly brilliant, outrageously ambitious.Stephenson embarks on a mission of world-building, and he is thoroughly successful at it." -- South Florida Sun Sentinel on ANATHEM

"Suddenly, novels of ideas are cool again." -- io9 on ANATHEM

"A daring feat of speculative fiction.ANATHEM offers the reader a luscious arrangement of words, jokes, and speculations." -- Boston Globe

"A magnificent achievement. " -- Booklist (starred review) on ANATHEM

"[O]ne of Stephenson's best novels.a captivating blend of culture clash, deductive reasoning and pure action." -- Columbus Dispatch on ANATHEM

[R]iveting idea porn. --Details on ANATHEM

From the Back Cover

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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