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message 1: by AH (new)

AH Have you read any other Neal Stephenson books? I read his Baroque Cycle and Cryptonomicon. They are very long books, but a fascinating look at the world.


message 2: by Megan (new)

Megan Baxter I have a very up-and-down relationship with Stephenson's books. Other than this one, I've read Cryptonomicon, which I did not particularly enjoy, Reamde, which I found very slow, and Snow Crash, which I liked a whole lot. So far, he hits about 50% of the time for me.


message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael I liked your shake-up on trying to figure out what the book was really "about." I couldn't even pin down whether this was a utopia or a dystopia. I appreciated the imagination for how society would deal with nano that took care of the basics (Varley's "Steel Beach" was another I liked for that issue). If you go forward with Stephenson, I loved "Anathem" among is works for a rare serious take on parallel universes. For a short (and non-sci fi) fun read on eco-activists, I had a lot of fun with "Zodiac".


message 4: by AH (new)

AH He writes short books?


message 5: by LindaJ^ (new)

LindaJ^ Interesting review. This is one of my all time favorite books. Really creative.


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