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Anathem (2008)

por Neal Stephenson

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Raz, a mathematician, is among a cohort of secluded scientists and philosophers who are called upon to save the world from impending catastrophe.
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    A Canticle for Leibowitz por Walter M. Miller Jr. (Jesse_wiedinmyer, vnovak, szarka)
  2. 191
    The Name of the Rose por Umberto Eco (the_awesome_opossum)
    the_awesome_opossum: The plot and writing are really similar: a dense and complex mystery/thriller set in a monastery. The Name of the Rose is historical fiction, not sci fi, but if you enjoyed the complicated and weighty plot, Name of the Rose would also be good… (mais)
  3. 140
    Snow Crash por Neal Stephenson (Wova4)
  4. 140
    Cryptonomicon por Neal Stephenson (BriarE)
  5. 80
    The Glass Bead Game por Hermann Hesse (bertilak)
  6. 70
    Foucault's Pendulum por Umberto Eco (freddlerabbit)
    freddlerabbit: See the Name of the Rose recommendation above - I find Foucault's even more analogous here because Name of the Rose is a bit more plot-driven than the other two, where Foucault's and Anathem both have as much as 40% pure theory-disguised-as-dialogue.… (mais)
  7. 72
    Embassytown por China Miéville (bertilak, g33kgrrl)
    bertilak: Miéville has written a philosophical science fiction novel that rocks and is not bloated: Stephenson please take note.
  8. 50
    Excession por Iain M. Banks (elenchus)
    elenchus: Banks also introduces the "out of context" problem central to Anathem, but in a wildly different plot, and universe. Banks is less ontology and more space opera, but I found both books very entertaining, and both Stephenson and Banks sensitive to political questions raised by their respective plots.… (mais)
  9. 50
    The Clock of the Long Now por Stewart Brand (bertilak)
  10. 30
    Nightfall por Isaac Asimov (Jesse_wiedinmyer)
  11. 30
    Seveneves por Neal Stephenson (Mind_Booster_Noori)
  12. 20
    The Sparrow por Mary Doria Russell (quartzite)
    quartzite: Both books deal with key groups of people preparing to meet alien cultures with a bit of theology and philosophy thrown in.
  13. 53
    Sophie's World por Jostein Gaarder (SiSarah)
  14. 65
    The City & The City por China Miéville (chmod007)
    chmod007: Both novels depict coexisting-but-dissociated societies — drastically foreign to the world we live in — but help us reflect on it.
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    Babel, Or, The Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution por R.F. Kuang (Cecrow)
  16. 00
    The Just City por Jo Walton (Cecrow)
  17. 00
    Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business por Neil Postman (themulhern)
    themulhern: Stephenson himself remarked that Anathem was a book about how people don't read books anymore. Moreover, there is a delightfully satirical sequence in which the characters are discusses serious things over food at a rest stop, and the narrator is repeatedly distracted by images on the speelies that are incoherent yet commanding. Later, the protagonist realizes that one of these images was relevant, and there is another bit of satire.… (mais)
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    The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. por Neal Stephenson (Mind_Booster_Noori)
  19. 00
    Relativity, space time and geometrodynamics por John Archibald Wheeler (bertilak)
  20. 00
    Evolution's Shore por Ian McDonald (themulhern)
    themulhern: Another book in which the aliens appear with unknown motivations. Here, though, the context is a very contemporary Earth, and so the speculation is much more about the here and now. It spawned a series of which I have not read the rest.

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A very interesting descendant of my all-time favorite book, A Canticle for Leibowitz. It's alternately fascinating, tedious, funny, mystical, and thrilling. Anybody who is a dilettante of philosophy and aerospace engineering should consider this one. Stephenson's imagined societies are ultimately a little too similar to each others' and to ours to achieve that magical strange-yet-plausibility that LeGuin so often does, which was my only real disappointment with the book. ( )
  mmparker | Oct 24, 2023 |
Weirdly not boring.

UPDATE: Apparently I really like this book, since I'm reading it now for the third time. Upping my rating to 5 stars. ( )
  emmby | Oct 4, 2023 |
Just as good the second time! ( )
  marcb3 | Sep 2, 2023 |
I don't really understand how Neal Stephenson is a bestselling New York Times author. Is there really that large of an audience for a 900 page book that sandwiches a narrative of Greek philosophy, quantum mechanics and astronomy with a time line at the beginning and an ending of 50 pages of glossary and mathematical problems?

That's not to say I didn't like Anathem, although, having said that, in large part I liked it because I had the time to memorize entries from the glossary (you grow out of needing it around page 400 or so), to look up quantum mechanics, google philosophers and work out a proof of the Pythagorean theorem. This is a book to be read on vacation.

I loved Anathem. It's one of the few books that really begins on a small scale and then gradually scales up to epic scale problems, while entertaining the reader along the way. Similarly, it is one of the few books in which the author tries to posit scientific and philosophic hypotheses while still remaining an entertaining work of fiction and without becoming preachy or (unlike many of Stephenson's other works) an unreadable information dump. His science is entertaining and while it is bettered by outside knowledge, he explains his points in such detail that outside knowledge is not necessary. Stephenson is respectful of quantum mechanics, in contrast to myriad "science" fiction novels that throw around Everett and quantum mechanics as excuses for all manner of convenient magic.

That's not to say that I had no complaints: whole sections of the book drag, particularly because they seem to be rehashing what the reader already has either been told explicitly or intuited and many plans made by characters seem to ultimately go nowhere. More grievous is the closing arc, which has an unfinished feel. After 850 pages of having every action described to the minute detail, the last few pages feel like they're in outline form. Time jumps, plots are dropped, key points are ultimately only intimated and never explained outright. All of these are fine narrative devices but are in stark contrast to the rest of the book and therefore feel unfinished. ( )
  settingshadow | Aug 19, 2023 |
Masterful science fiction. All kinds of fascinating exploration of causality, time travel, idealism vs mysticism, set in a plausible enough maybe 3700 years in the future.

It doesn't enter the realm of high literature. The characters don't have much depth. All the speculation is a bit like a game, rather flat. Classic science fiction - great for what it is. It doesn't really try to be anything else.

Kind of slow to start. Takes a bit of faith to keep going through the first hundred pages or so. Kind of takes off like a rocket! ( )
  kukulaj | May 2, 2023 |
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Seen through the eyes of a young ascetic named Erasmas, the universe of “Anathem” and its properties are revealed methodically over hundreds of pages, and at first, there is much joy to be found in watching this plausible other reality assemble itself and in observing how it parallels our own.

Too much of the book is dominated by lengthy dialectical debates, whose conclusions are hardly earth-shattering (if you are reading this review, I suspect you already know how to divide a rectangular cake into eight equal servings) and which do little to promote a reader’s engagement with the characters of ­“Anathem,” any more than one cares about the interior lives of Pausanias or Eryximachus while reading “The Symposium.” What’s worse, the book’s fixation on dialogue leads Erasmas (and Stephenson) to simply tell us what is happening or has happened in pivotal scenes, instead of allowing us to see the events for ourselves through descriptive action.
adicionada por SimoneA | editarNew York Times, Dave Itzkoff (Oct 17, 2008)
The only catch to reading a novel as imposingly magnificent as this is that for the next few months, everything else seems small and obvious by comparison.
adicionada por Milesc | editarThe Guardian, Christopher Brookmyre (Sep 27, 2008)
Stephenson's world-building skills, honed by the exacting work he did on his recent Baroque Cycle trilogy, are at their best here. Anathem is that rarest of things: A stately novel of ideas packed with cool tech, terrific fight scenes, aliens, and even a little ESP.
adicionada por PhoenixTerran | editario9, Annalee Newitz (Sep 4, 2008)

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Stingl, NikolausÜbersetzerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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