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I quite enjoyed this book, not only for the writing, but for the interesting ideas it presented. I would actually like to see more works set in the world that Stevenson created for... Read morePublished 10 days ago by kilo5bravo
Early on in this book I regretted my decision to start it. The made up language tried my patience and really added nothing to the story. Read morePublished 10 days ago by J. Hay
I like this story and the writing is very smooth. It's tough in the beginning because of the completely different frame of context and some concepts - which differ from our known... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jeff
I came to know of Anathem through a co-worker that come to work one day looking very excited. He had been reading Anathem on his way to work and just before he entered the office... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best books I've read in a long time. Dense, detailed, beautifully crafted, vivid. If you've ever taken college philosophy coursework you'll recognize all your favorites... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Auliya
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|Orbit dynamics are just hosed||
If you responded at all I guess you've "played the game", though you chose to do it in a passive-aggressive way. Maybe that means you'll continue.
My ad hominem comments were intended to be amusing, but they supported my point, which stands: This was a novel that featured some talk of... Read More
Aug 30, 2010 by Amazon Customer | See all 5 posts
|HTW seems based on discredited platonic ideas...||
This whole book is really an argument similar to the chicken and the egg statement. You seem to be arguing that the egg (the physical world) came first. Stephenson is arguing that the chicken (An archetype where we came from; a.k.a. HTW) came first.
Generally, people would agree with you... Read More
Nov 13, 2008 by Bryan M | See all 7 posts
|How is this different from "A Canticle for Leibowitz"?||
I have read Canticle and Anathem and found no plaigiarism conflict, borderline or otherwise. Anathem is nothing like Canticle, don't let the robes throw you.
Sep 22, 2008 by Earthling | See all 22 posts
|Question about HTW and causality for those who have read the book||
I did not come away from this book thinking that the Geometers went in reverse of the Hylaean Theoric Flow. It would in essence mean they went against the laws of nature. I do think they may have gone at a slower speed affected by their space travels(?) Besides the Calca what section in the story... Read More
Sep 27, 2008 by Earthling | See all 45 posts
|What became of Jad?||
I think during launch Fraa Jad sorted through all the possible outcomes of the mission, and chose the best one: the one in which the delegation from Arbre and the civilizations on the vessel are able to reach conciliation. In that reality, he happens to die during launch, so his choice was one of... Read More
Dec 8, 2009 by Dmitry Portnoy | See all 5 posts
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