New York Times Bestseller
The #1 New York Times bestselling novel from the acclaimed author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle
“There is much joy to be found in watching this plausible other reality assemble itself and in observing how it parallels our own. . . . It is immensely entertaining to watch Stephenson play with an admixture of science, history and language, and stretch it into as many different forms as he can imagine.”
For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the brink of cataclysmic change—and Erasmas will become a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the most inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond.
Anathem is the latest miraculous invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle—a work of astonishing scope, intelligence, and imagination.