Anathem

Anathem

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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Since childhood, Raz has lived behind the walls of a 3,400-year-old monastery, a sanctuary for scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians. There, he and his cohorts are sealed off from the illiterate, irrational, unpredictable "saecular" world, an endless landscape of casinos and megastores that is plagued by recurring cycles of booms and busts, dark ages and renaissances, world wars and climate change. Until the day that a higher power, driven by fear, decides it is only these cloistered scholars who have the abilities to avert an impending catastrophe. And, one by one, Raz and his friends, mentors, and teachers are summoned forth without warning into the unknown.
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : BBC Audiobooks America, 2008
ISBN: 9780792759096
0792759095

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mkiesewetter
Aug 26, 2017

As with most Neal Stephenson Books, this one starts very slow but it certainly pays to hang in there! Great story.

TutorialSmith Sep 02, 2015

This book is very long (It's Stephenson after-all) but does a very good job of transporting the reader to another world, similar to our own, but with vastly different cultural and technological variations. As a philosophy major and a lover of odd sci-fi I really did enjoy this book.

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jkrambeck
Feb 12, 2013

Great science fiction book. Many twists and turns with great setting.

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jkrambeck thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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