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The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson
The Diamond Age
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The Diamond Age 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... show more
The Diamond Age 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. Full description
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780241953198 (0241953197)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 499
Edition language: English
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moving under skies
moving under skies rated it
3.0 The Diamond Age
Not Neal Stephenson's best, not even close. There were too many characters that I didn't care about, and I found myself really longing to skip huge sections--which is against my rules--just so I could get back to Nell and her education in awesomeness. Lately it seems I've been hampered by what I wis...
halfmanhalfbook
halfmanhalfbook rated it
3.0 Diamond Age
I have read a couple of Stephensons books, and was really looking forward to reading this.It started really well, they future he imagines of a neo Victorian Asian world, and the technology that this culture has is great. The first section is great, good characters, and plot, but the second section w...
DanAllosso
DanAllosso rated it
4.0 The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book)
Only one mistake in this book, toward the end. Otherwise, a classic.
Malin
Malin rated it
Some time in the future, when nano technology means you can assemble pretty much anything you want in matter compilers, and there aren't really separate nations any more, so much as various tribes, determined by allegiance rather than race, there lives a little girl called Nell. Her mother is a serv...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
4.0 The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book)
this 1995 cyberpunk 500-pager won the '96 Hugo and the '96 Campbell, the one-two science fiction gold medals, representing something like near-consensus among the science fiction readers' community about "great works."in fairness, this is "great but not good;" or "epic but not clever." or maybe it i...
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