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by Neal Stephenson

  • Author: Neal Stephenson
  • ISBN: 1427205906
  • ISBN13: 978-1427205902
  • ePub: 1975 kb | FB2: 1736 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (October 14, 2008)
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 821
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Anathem ePub download

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With Anathem Neal Stephenson has created Abere a world so rich in details it makes Middle-Earth look like two bedroom apartment

With Anathem Neal Stephenson has created Abere a world so rich in details it makes Middle-Earth look like two bedroom apartment. There is a lot of history which is gradually revealed to the reader and an almost overwhelming number of neologisms. I think the key to getting this book lies more with having enough patience to stick with it until you are eventually submerged in the world of the book.

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Anathem is a science fiction novel by American writer Neal Stephenson, published in 2008. Major themes include the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics and the philosophical debate between Platonic realism and nominalism

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Fraa Erasmas is a young avout living in the Concent of Saunt Edhar, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside "saecular" world by ancient stone and complex rituals. Over the centuries, cities and governments have risen and fallen beyond the concent¹s walls, yet the avout have always managed to adapt in the wake of catastrophe.

Now, in celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite of Apert, the fraas and suurs prepare to venture beyond the concent. During his first Apert as a fraa, Erasmas eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn't seen since he was "collected." But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand on the brink of cataclysmic change.

Powerful unforeseen forces jeopardize the peaceful stability of mathic life and the established ennui of the Extramuros. Erasmas and his colleagues, teachers, and friends are summoned forth from the safety of the concent in hopes of warding off global disaster. Erasmas finds himself a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world‹as he sets out on an extraordinary odyssey that will carry him to the most dangerous, inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond.

A multi-cast recording, this program also features a cameo by the author and original music inspired by the story. Composer David Stutz says of the writing process, "I was excited by the creative possibilities opened up by Neal's imagination. These ideas, realized, are the music that you hear on this audiobook."

zmejka
The book admittedly starts slow, and getting used to the invented language seems absurd when you first start. Mr. Stephenson takes a few hundred pages to set up his protagonist and core group of characters, building their world that is in seclusion from the rest of the world they live in. This is the part that a lot of the low reviews seem to give up.

Once you hit the point the seclusion breaks down and the protagonist is headed out into the world, though, it kicks into the kind of speed that Neal Stephenson is known for. The rest of the book blazes past as the young Raz is put through trial after trial. The final two chapters I simply couldn't put the book down. it was that kind of entertaining. You forget all about the language replacements and the place the story started.

Readers should be cautioned that at many, many points characters break into Socratic dialogues on various subjects. Many of these topics return later to be re-dialogued with new information, or the subject matter actually plays out in the story. if you don't like reading about people talking at length about complex ideas, you may not like portions of this novel. If you are annoyed that this novel's invented language seems like a copy paste replacement of key words instead of a genuine language, well I think that's a valid critique but I wasn't as bothered by it.

However if you are intrigued by the theories behind multiple universes, convergent universes, spaceflight, logic puzzles you will find all of them represented well in this novel. If you just want a neat science fiction novel with a grand adventure across continents and elsewhere, this could be your book.

Like many of the 1 star reviews I didn't give this book the chance it deserved the first time I tried to read it. My second attempt though, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Give it a go, maybe you'll love it too.
Brannylv
For a retired mathematics and computer science professor this book was a perfect fit. I seek out references to mathematics in sci-fi, but this time I was immersed in a tale whose heroes and heroines were the experts on directed acyclic graphs, the Pythagorean Theorem, a pictorial proof of which actually appears in the book, symmetry groups and all things mathematical. As the story progresses, the references to computer science and quantum theory made it even better. Although these facts are woven into the story, it is apparent that Stephenson is not just fudging it, he knows his science well. The world he creates is an extremely interesting place to be during the telling of this tale. The only problem is that the details of monastic life, of cosmology, of mathematics, of logic, of philosophy, of physics, of space mechanics, all seemed somehow to have their own separate rooms in his world.
Fordrelis
This book blew my mind.
Filled with mind bending philosophical questions, discussions and debates. Built in a fantastically complex yet very cohesive and coherent universe. I loved the characters, the storytelling... I loved everything about this book. It instantly became one of my favourite books ever.

The story is slow and this is nowhere near what I would call "action packed"... but it made me think and reflect like very few books have.

I loved this book and I wish I could be more eloquent in describing it. But I will definitely be reading it again.
Thorgahuginn
Neal Stephenson always creates a really unique story line with well-drawn characters and this effort is no different. I enjoyed the read with two minor caveats. First, the story is set in a unique world (seems Medieval at first, but that’s not really right) and the author uses new words for objects or ideas that sometimes get defined in the text and other times not. It took me about 100 pages (10% of the book) before I became comfortable with the new terms and started enjoying the story. If I had judged it at the end of the Kindle Sample I never would have finished it. Second, there is a section near the middle of the book (maybe 20-30 pages) where the story action stops and it gets a bit bogged down in philosophical musings. Plow through – the story starts up again in a really novel direction. The last half is hard to put down.
Akinozuru
I've been in a real losing streak lately, awaiting something real good like Hyperion, or Pandora's Box from Hamilton or Simmons so I ordered this book and even paid expedited shipping to get it.

Wow what a mistake, first book I failed to read the "Look Inside" to give one an idea of what is coming. What I got was huge disappointment, multiple huge number of terms and concepts with weird names and facets. (You are supposed to try and track all these names and religions and other items)

I think if there was an example of what 15 monkeys could produce by random typing ------------ This would be it. ------------ Please save your money and pass on this garble.....

All in all avoid this huge (over 1000 page) story as a waste of your time..... if I could have used the terms he has in his glossary over again in some other book OK , but not to be................ ADios........... Anathem and my $15 ....................
Goldcrusher
This is one of my all-time favorite books. It starts off a little slow, but you have to be able to appreciate that it's a slow build to a fascinating and thought-provoking story set in a universe that Stephenson clearly put a tremendous amount of time and research into constructing. While this book doesn't rival some of Stephenson's other more well-known titles like Snow Crash in terms of pace and action, it's nonetheless a completely engrossing read. I've probably read this book cover-to-cover no fewer than five times, and still every time I open it something else "clicks" that didn't before, and as I come to understand more of the "theorics" studied by the protagonists in the book, I come to appreciate more and more just how complex the setting and story are. The size and subject matter might seem a little intimidating to casual readers at first, but I definitely recommend just committing and seeing where you go - the ride is a lot of fun.
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