The Confusion, Part I (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 2, Book 1)
In this compelling adventure, Stephenson brings to life a cast of unforgettable characters in the late 1600s on the high seas. It is a time of breathtaking genius and discovery for men and women whose exploits define an age known as Baroque.
Published July 1st 2006 by HarperTorch
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Like Cryptonomicon, but set in England around the time of Newton and Leibniz. Not quite as succinctly thrilling as Cryptonomicon, but like turned to love when I recently re-read it. Information, algorithms, complex systems, with human passion and surface-irrationality driving the plot.
Neal Town Stephenson is an American writer known primarily for his science fiction works in the postcyberpunk genre with a penchant for explorations of society, mathematics, cryptography, currency, and the history of science. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired Magazine, and has worked part-time as an advisor for Blue Origin, a company (funded by Jeff...moreMore about Neal Stephenson...