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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zarathustra wrote:

Does Stephenson invent implausible reasons to keep characters in the dark merely for dramatic effect (e.g. the end of Fatal Revenant)? Does he have too much filler (e.g. 2nd half of AATE)? A climactic finale to a 10-book saga that disappoints?


Hah...yea, kinda/sorta related to those things.
I suspect you'll see contrivance, filler, and IMO it would be pretty hard to make the case that Anathem [or most of his work] is character driven, which is something you comment on often.
But don't get me wrong---I do think you'll like it. [probably].
A significant [or even large] number of posts from you address issues that the book addresses.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the social turmoil we have seen over the last several weeks does anyone think the road to the literal end of Human civilization would be anywhere as smooth as it is portrayed by Neal Stephenson in Seveneves?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK SO I loved SevenEves!! excellent reference, thanks!!!

I guess Cryptonomicon is next?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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