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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  

Cryptonomicon

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From the author of the major cyberpunk opus SNOW CRASH, a massive tales of conspiracies that span the ages and the globe as wheels within wheels of clandestine espionage and secret history unfurl. Wide screen baroque at its best and what Pynchon would write if he were a science fiction author.

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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that have shaped the past century. Weaving together the cracking of the Axis codes during WWII and the quest to establish a free South East Asian 'data haven' for digital information in the present, Cryptonomicon explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century in a gripping and page-turning thriller.


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Cryptonomicon, a novel of such ambition and intensity that most modern fiction looks timid and shallow in comparison... * Guardian * Cryptonomicon was dauntingly vast: brilliant, splenetic, paranoid and beguiling in roughly equal measures... Stephenson's...thrilling fluency * TLS * An audaciously conceived tale of code-making and code-breaking * New York Times * A brilliant patchwork of codebreaking mathematicians and their descendants who are striving to create a data-haven in the Philippines...trust me on this one * Guardian * Pynchon meets Gibson in the biggest novel of the season * Time Out *


About the Author

Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is the author of eight novels, including the cult successes Snowcrash and Cryptonomicon. He has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award six times, winning with Quicksilver. Four of his last five novels have been number one New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Seattle.

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From the author of the major cyberpunk opus SNOW CRASH, a massive tales of conspiracies that span the ages and the globe as wheels within wheels of clandestine espionage and secret history unfurl. Wide screen baroque at its best and what Pynchon would write if he were a science fiction author.

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Publication date

27th April 2000

Author

Neal Stephenson

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
928 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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ISBN

9780099410676

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