The Diamond Age

Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

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Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken therigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neoVictorians.  He's made an illicit copy of a ... Continua
Ha scritto il 04/09/13
This book contains: nanotechnology, steampunk, virtual reality, new and old religion, artificial intelligence and much more. Altogether in the cauldron. The story is intriguing, but too intricate. Contrarily to what happened with "Snow Crash", at ...Continua
Ha scritto il 15/01/12
For sure, "The diamond age" does not lack Stephenson's topoi - an anarchic, fragmented earth, a futuristic scenario halfway between cyber- and steam-punk. Seemingly not too far from his debut in scifi land, "Snow Crash". Yet it feels fresh. This ...Continua
Ha scritto il 30/06/11
One of Stephenson's finest
This was one of Stephenson's finest. The Diamond Age is probably a good one to start with if you want to know what neal Stephenson is all about; since it is only 500 pages long (most of his other books are at least 800 pages long; except Snow ...Continua
Ha scritto il 09/07/09
I won't spoil the plot; suffice to say that, as any other Neal Stephenson book I have come across so far, it's lovely, interesting, well written and full of surprises.
Ha scritto il 31/03/08
Masterfully written
Neal seemed to grow up a bit for this book. The myriad of subplots are woven together in such a way that, when they all come together and you can see the intersections clearly, you will find yourself smiling as you read the last one hundred pages. ...Continua

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