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  • Published: 12 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241953198
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $19.99

The Diamond Age




A new look for cult author Stephenson's unstoppable sci-fi classic

A new look for cult author Stephenson's unstoppable sci-fi classic

The future is small. The future is nano . . .
And who could be smaller or more insignificant than poor Little Nell - an orphan girl alone and adrift in a world of Confucian Law, Neo-Victorian values and warring nano-technology?
Well, not quite alone. Because Nell has a friend, of sorts. A guide, a teacher, an armed and unarmed combat instructor, a book and a computer: the Young Lady's Illustrated Primer is all these and much much more. It is illicit, magical, dangerous.
And it isn't Nell's. It was stolen. And now some very powerful people want to get their hands on this highly desirable object. Nell is about to discover that the world can feel very small indeed . . .

Neal Stephenson is the author of the three-volume historical epic 'The Baroque Cycle' (Quicksilver, The Confusion and The System of the World) as well as the novels Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age (winner of a Hugo Award), Snow Crash, Zodiac, Anathem and Reamde. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

  • Published: 12 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241953198
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is the bestselling author of Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon; The Diamond Age; Snow Crash, which was named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels; and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Praise for The Diamond Age

A brilliant, tricky, twenty-first-century version of Pygmalion

Guardian

A wealth of hip, social and technological riffs, stories-within-stories and not a few good jokes. Invest

Time Out

The Quentin Tarantino of postcyberpunk science fiction. Stephenson has upped the form's ante with rambunctious glee

Village Voice

A new era in science fiction. People will walk around slack-jawed for days and reemerge with a radically redefined sense of reality

Bruce Sterling

Establishes Stephenson as a powerful voice for the cyber age. At once whimsical, satirical, and cautionary

USA Today

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