By Neal Stephenson
From the number one New York Times bestselling writer of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes a thrilling and thought-provoking technology fiction epic—a grand tale of annihilation and survival spanning 5 thousand years.
What could ensue if the area have been ending?
A catastrophic occasion renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race opposed to the inevitable, international locations all over the world band jointly to plan an bold plan to make sure the survival of humanity a long way past our surroundings, in outer space.
But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unexpected demanding situations and hazards threaten the intrepid pioneers, until eventually just a handful of survivors stay . . .
Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven certain races now 3 billion strong—embark on another audacious trip into the unknown . . . to an alien global completely reworked by means of cataclysm and time: Earth.
A author of awesome genius and inventive imaginative and prescient, Neal Stephenson combines technological know-how, philosophy, expertise, psychology, and literature in a powerful paintings of speculative fiction that provides a portrait of a destiny that's either notable and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores a few of our largest rules and confusing demanding situations in a panoramic saga that's bold, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.
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