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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. No...


  • Author: Neal Stephenson
  • Publish Date: 2010-11-30
  • Book Awards

    Won 1 awards in total (1 unique awards)
  • 1 Locus Science Fiction

  • Nominated for 3 (3 unique awards)
  • 1 Hugo
  • 1 John W. Campbell
  • 1 Arthur C. Clarke

  • Book Award Years
    2009 Hugo Nominated: Anathem
    2009 Locus Science Fiction Winner: Anathem
    2009 John W. Campell Award Nominated: Anathem
    2009 Authur C. Clark Award Nominated: Anathem
    2008 British Science Fiction Association Award Nominated: Anathem

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    By: DH
    2014-03-29 04:38:26

    It's Ok. I would never say that this is in my top ten. All the author does throughout the entire book is try to convince you that he is smarter than you. He has very cool ideas in the book but all i kept thinking was, "get on with it!" Full chapters of dialogue about nothing in particular. I felt like I was reading Plato's Republic again.

    All in all I liked the book but Stephenson needs to just get on with it and realize that he is not the smartest man in the Universe.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-09-04 10:45:47

    Huge book with huge ideas, took me two tries to get into it, but then very enjoyable, although a little tough at times to stick with.

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    2018-05-18 08:01:29

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    2018-09-22 07:24:42

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