Anathem

By Stephenson, Neal

Publishers Summary:
Raz, a mathematician, is among a cohort of secluded scientists and philosophers who are called upon to save the world from impending catastrophe.

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ISBN
978-0-06147-409-5
Publisher
New York, NY : William Morrow, c2008.


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Reviewed on August 15, 2008

On the world called Arbre, time runs in counterpoint: the ponderous flow of ritual and study behind the doors of the great "maths," or monasteries, against the constant flux of cultural change in the world outside. Devoted to scientific rather than religious practice, these sanctuaries maintain an austere and ceremonial cloistered existence for decades, even centuries, before opening briefly to see what has changed. Every so often, major outside events break the great cycle and force the maths to chan...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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