The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
A book by Neal Stephenson
Stephenson's fourth solo novel, set primarily in a far-future Shanghai at a time when nations have been superseded by enclaves of common cultures ("claves"), abundantly justifies the hype that surrounded Snow Crash, his first … see full wiki
Any book that has in it (recursively) a magical book that provides instruction on Turing Machines is automatically cool. Its instruction may even have helped me get an 'A' in my Theory of Computation class...