For more than two decades, Neal Stephenson has been the reigning master of the epic fictional narrative. At the same time, it shows us our familiar planet from an entirely new perspective, and offers vivid snapshots of the unique beauties and unexpected hazards of the “atmosphæra incognita” that lies between this world and “the deep ocean of the cosmos.
Atmosphæra Incognita #ad - The result is pure pleasure, pure excitement, pure Neal Stephenson. No one with an interest in stephenson’s work, or in science fiction at its most thoughtful and ambitious, can afford to miss this latest edition to an extraordinary body of work. His vast, intellectually rigorous books have ranged in setting from the distant past The Baroque Cycle to the modern era Reamde to the remote future Anathem, Seveneves.
It is a story of persistence, of visionary imaginings, of the ceaseless technological innovation needed to bring these imaginings to life. It is an account, scrupulously imagined, of the years-long construction of a twenty-kilometer-high tower that will bring the human enterprise, in all its complexity, to the threshold of outer space.
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on. Now in his middle years, dodge appreciates his comfortable, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, unencumbered life, Sophia. One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong.
But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem. Dick—that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds. In his youth, richard “dodge” Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.
A new york times notable bookthe #1 new york times bestselling author of seveneves, Reamde, Anathem, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller—Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. Long ago, when a much younger dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd.
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel #ad - . It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. An eternal afterlife—the Bitworld—is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived.
Interface: A NovelSpectra #ad - Complex, entertaining, frequently funny. Publishers weekly“qualifies as the sleeper of the year, the rare kind of science-fiction thriller that evokes genuine laughter while simultaneously keeping the level of suspense cranked to the max. San diego union-tribune“A Manchurian Candidate for the computer age.
Seattle Weekly. There's no way William A. He's a likable midwestern governor with one insidious advantage—an advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. The mood of the electorate is channeled directly into his brain. He's a special effect. In this now-classic thriller, he and fellow author J. From his triumphant debut with snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation.
Interface: A Novel #ad - Forget issues. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. A biochip implanted in his head hardwires him to a computerized polling system. Forget policy. Frederick george tell a shocking tale with an all-too plausible premise. Cozzano is more than the perfect candidate.
And Shall Machines SurrenderPrime Books #ad - Krissana khongtip has come here to reinvent herself from haunted spy to holy cyborg. Doctor orfea leung has come here to escape her past of mercenary violence. But the utopian peace of shenzhen is shattered when the haruspices begin committing suicide, and the pair are called upon to solve the mystery—and survive the silent war between machines.
. On the dyson sphere shenzhen, vying to be chosen as host bodies—called haruspices—for the next generation of AI, artificial intelligences rule and humans live in luxury, and thus be worshiped as gods.
The Cobweb: A NovelSpectra #ad - Shady events at the school reveal that a powerful department is using federal grant money for highly dubious research. And what it’s producing is a very nasty bug. Navigating a plot that leads from his own backyard to Washington, D. C. To the gulf, where his army reservist wife has been called to duty, Banks realizes he may be the only person who can stop the wholesale slaughtering of thousands of Americans.
From his triumphant debut with snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation. In this now-classic political thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick george tell a savagely witty, chillingly topical tale set in the tense moments of the Gulf War.
The Cobweb: A Novel #ad - When a foreign exchange student is found murdered at an Iowa University, Deputy Sheriff Clyde Banks finds that his investigation extends far beyond the small college town—all the way to the Middle East. It’s a lesson in foreign policy he’ll never forget.
AgencyBerkley #ad - Verity jane, gifted app whisperer, takes a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. Cory doctorow raved that the peripheral is “spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer.
Now gibson is back with Agency—a science fiction thriller heavily influenced by our most current events. William gibson has trained his eye on the future for decades, ever since coining the term “cyberspace” and then popularizing it in his classic speculative novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working”* returns with a sharply imagined follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel The Peripheral.
Agency #ad - Realizing that her cryptic new employers don’t yet know how powerful and valuable Eunice is, Verity instinctively decides that it’s best they don’t. His boss, the enigmatic Ainsley Lowbeer, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. The boston Globe. Verity and Eunice are her current project.
Eunice, ” the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, a fragmentary past, manifests a face, and a canny grasp of combat strategy. Meanwhile, a century ahead in london, Wilf Netherton works amid plutocrats and plunderers, in a different time line entirely, survivors of the slow and steady apocalypse known as the jackpot.
Wilf can see what verity and eunice can’t: their own version of the jackpot, just around the corner, and the roles they both may play in it.
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - And meddle with a little history at the same time. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce.
But while tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart. Written with the genius, and innovation that characterize all of neal stephenson’s work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland’s storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, complexity, and take you to places—and times—beyond imagining.
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel #ad - Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why. And so the department of Diachronic Operations—D. O. D. O. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. Gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive.
The Quantum Garden The Quantum Evolution Book 2Solaris #ad - He’s rich, he’s back with the love of his life, and he has the Time Gates, the most valuable things in existence. If he can avoid detection, relentless Scarecrow, dodge paradox and stay ahead of the eerie, he might just get back to his own time alive. An audacious con job, scintillating future technology, and meditations on the nature of fractured humanity” - Yoon Ha Lee “Technology changes us—even our bodies—in fundamental ways, and Kunsken handles this wonderfully” - Cixin Liu .
Nothing could spoil this……except the utter destruction of his people and their world. Künsken has a wonderfully ingenious imagination. Adam roberts, locusthe ultimate chasedays ago, Belisarius pulled off the most audacious con job in history. To save them, he has to make a new deal with the boss he just double-crossed, travel back in time and work his quantum magic once again.
Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle #1William Morrow #ad - Quicksilver is the story of daniel waterhouse, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, natural or otherwise, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, and where catastrophe, can alter the political landscape overnight.
It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. And it is the tale of eliza, confidante, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance.
Quicksilver: The Baroque Cycle #1 #ad - A gloriously rich, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, entertaining, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time. And it's just the beginning.
The PeripheralBerkley #ad - Her brother burton lives on money from the Veterans Administration, for neurological damage suffered in the Marines’ elite Haptic Recon unit. He’s got flynne taking over shifts, promised her the game’s not a shooter. Things are pretty good now, for the haves, and there aren’t many have-nots left. Still, the crime she witnesses there is plenty bad.
Flynne and Wilf are about to meet one another. The new york times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Agency presents a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that takes a terrifying look into the future. Flynne fisher lives down a country road, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, in a rural America where jobs are scarce, which she’s trying to avoid.
She made more as a combat scout in an online game, playing for a rich man, but she’s had to let the shooter games go. Wilf netherton lives in London, seventy-some years later, on the far side of decades of slow-motion apocalypse. Flynne earns what she can by assembling product at the local 3D printshop.
The Peripheral #ad - Her world will be altered utterly, and Wilf’s, for all its decadence and power, irrevocably, will learn that some of these third-world types from the past can be badass. Wilf, a high-powered publicist and celebrity-minder, fancies himself a romantic misfit, in a society where reaching into the past is just another hobby.
The System of the World: Volume Three of the Baroque CycleWilliam Morrow #ad - It is a secret war between the brilliant, enigmatic Master of the Mint and closet alchemist Isaac Newton and his archnemesis, the insidious counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a. K. A. Aging puritan and natural philosopher, confidant of the high and mighty and contemporary of the most brilliant minds of the age, he has braved the merciless sea and an assault by the infamous pirate Blackbeard to help mend the rift between two adversarial geniuses at a princess's behest.
But while much has changed outwardly, the duplicity and danger that once drove Daniel to the American Colonies is still coin of the British realm. No sooner has daniel set foot on his homeland when he is embroiled in a dark conflict that has been raging in the shadows for decades. Jack shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds.
The System of the World: Volume Three of the Baroque Cycle #ad - Tis done. The world is a most confused and unsteady place -- especially London, and conspiracy -- in the year 1714, innovation, center of finance, when Daniel Waterhouse makes his less-than-triumphant return to England's shores. Meanwhile, tantalizes and continues to elude isaac newton, the key to life eternal, daniel waterhouse and his Clubb of unlikely cronies comb city and country for clues to the identity of the blackguard who is attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with Infernal Devices -- as political factions jockey for position while awaiting the impending death of the ailing queen; as the "holy grail" of alchemy, yet is closer than he ever imagined; as the greatest technological innovation in history slowly takes shape in Waterhouse's manufactory.
Everything that was will be changed forever.