A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Anathem is perhaps the most brilliant literary invention to date from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the world with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle. Now he imagines an alternate universe where scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians live in seclusion behind ancient monastery walls until they are called back into the world to deal with a crisis of astronomical proportions.
Anathem won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and the reviews for have been dazzling: â€œBrilliantâ€ (South Florida Sun-Sentinel), â€œDaringâ€ (Boston Globe), â€œImmensely entertainingâ€ (New York Times Book Review), â€œA tour de forceâ€ (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), while Time magazine proclaims, â€œThe great novel of ideasâ€¦has morphed into science fiction, and Neal Stephenson is its foremost practitioner.â€
â€œStephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling.â€
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creationsâ€”whether heâ€™s reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or both (Cryptonomicon). With Reamde, this visionary author whose mind-stretching fiction has been enthusiastically compared to the work of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallaceâ€”not to mention William Gibson and Michael Crichtonâ€”once again blazes new ground with a high-stakes thriller that will enthrall his loyal audience, science and science fiction, and espionage fiction fans equally. The breathtaking tale of a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, Reamde is a new highâ€”and a new worldâ€”for the remarkable Neal Stephenson.