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The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Neal Stephenson

John Percival Hackworth is a nanotech engineer on the rise when he steals a copy of "A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer" for his daughter Fiona. The primer is actually a super computer built with nanotechnology that was designed to educate Lord Finkle-McGraw's … see full wiki

Author: Neal Stephenson
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Spectra
2 reviews about The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated...
review by . May 25, 2008
The Diamond Age is an ambitious book, and one that kept me enthralled through about 350 of its 450 or so pages and then impatiently waiting for what turned out to be a highly improbable, fairly confusing, Hollywood style ending (where at all odds and in spite of massive casualties on all sides and the cataclysmic world-changing significance of the events they are caught up in, all of the main characters we're supposed to care about get the kind of familial reconciliations they want).     I …
review by . December 18, 2002
Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash was one of the best science fiction books written in 199_--satiric, witty, thought-provoking, fun, and full of action. Had its ending lived up to the promise of the other 400 pages of the novel, and had Stan Robinson waited a while longer before writing his Mars epic, it is quite possible that Stephenson would have garnered a pair of awards for it.As it was, a lot of people had a hard time believing that Snow Crash was Stephenson's first novel--of course, that's because …
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