Seveneves
Score: 3.5
From 87 Ratings

Seveneves


  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062190413


Seveneves Book Description :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . . Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth. A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.

Seveneves
Score: 3.5
From 85 Ratings

Seveneves


  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : Borough Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 0008132542


Seveneves Book Description :

The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction. Recently optioned by Ron Howard and IMAGINE to be made into a major motion picture. THE EARTH WAS A TICKING TIME BOMB. To ensure the survival they had to look beyond its atmosphere. So they became pioneers. Five thousand years later and their progeny form seven distinct races and they must journey to an alien: Earth. A magnificent, visionary work of speculative fiction from a true visionary that will dazzle you with its depth, psychology and awesome imagination.

Seveneves
Score: 3.5
From 85 Ratings

Seveneves


  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2015-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008132538


Seveneves Book Description :

The astounding new novel from the master of science fiction. President Barack Obama’s summer reading choice and recently optioned by Ron Howard and IMAGINE to be made into a major motion picture.

Seveneves
Score: 3.5
From 85 Ratings

Seveneves


  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0062334514


Seveneves Book Description :

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  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062457783


Seveneves eBook Sampler pages 3 108 Book Description :

SEVENEVES was included on President Obama's Summer 2016 reading list. SEVENEVES was one of only five books recommended by Bill Gates as "must reads" for Summer 2016.

Fall  or  Dodge in Hell
Score: 3
From 12 Ratings

Fall or Dodge in Hell


  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062458735


Fall or Dodge in Hell Book Description :

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller—Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. Dick—that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds. In his youth, Richard “Dodge” Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Now in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia. One beautiful autumn day, while he undergoes a routine medical procedure, something goes irrevocably wrong. Dodge is pronounced brain dead and put on life support, leaving his stunned family and close friends with difficult decisions. Long ago, when a much younger Dodge drew up his will, he directed that his body be given to a cryonics company now owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. Legally bound to follow the directive despite their misgivings, Dodge’s family has his brain scanned and its data structures uploaded and stored in the cloud, until it can eventually be revived. In the coming years, technology allows Dodge’s brain to be turned back on. It is an achievement that is nothing less than the disruption of death itself. An eternal afterlife—the Bitworld—is created, in which humans continue to exist as digital souls. But this brave new immortal world is not the Utopia it might first seem . . . Fall, or Dodge in Hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literar

Reamde
Score: 3.5
From 174 Ratings

Reamde


  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1056
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062101341


Reamde Book Description :

“Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling.” —Time The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creations—whether he’s reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or both (Cryptonomicon). With Reamde, this visionary author whose mind-stretching fiction has been enthusiastically compared to the work of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace—not to mention William Gibson and Michael Crichton—once again blazes new ground with a high-stakes thriller that will enthrall his loyal audience, science and science fiction, and espionage fiction fans equally. The breathtaking tale of a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, Reamde is a new high—and a new world—for the remarkable Neal Stephenson.

The Power to Compete

The Power to Compete


  • Author : Hiroshi Mikitani
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-11-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119000600


The Power to Compete Book Description :

"If you're as interested in Japan as I am, I think you'll find that The Power to Compete is a smart and thought-provoking look at the future of a fascinating country." - Bill Gates, "5 Books to Read This Summer" Father and son – entrepreneur and economist – search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan – and the world – in search of a cure for the "Japan Disease." As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur's perspective to bear on the country's economic stagnation. Through a freewheeling and candid conversation with his economist father, Ryoichi Mikitani, the two examine the issues facing Japan, and explore possible roadmaps to revitalization. How can Japan overhaul its economy, education system, immigration, public infrastructure, and hold its own with China? Their ideas include applying business techniques like Key Performance Indicators to fix the economy, using information technology to cut government bureaucracy, and increasing the number of foreign firms with a head office in Japan. Readers gain rare insight into Japan's future, from both academic and practical perspectives on the inside. Mikitani argues that Japan's tendency to shun international frameworks and hide from global realities is the root of the problem, while Mikitani Sr.'s background as an international economist puts the issue in perspective for a well-rounded look at today's Japan. Examine the causes of Japan's endless economic stagnation Discover the current efforts underway to enhance Japan's competitiveness Learn how free market "Abenomics" affected Japan's economy long-term See Japan's issues from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an economist Japan's malaise is seated in a number of economic, business, political, and cultural issues, and this book doesn't shy away from hot topics. More than a discussion of economics, this book is a con

The Rise and Fall of D O D O
Score: 3
From 27 Ratings

The Rise and Fall of D O D O


  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062409171


The Rise and Fall of D O D O Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist! From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why. And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart. Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson’s work and steeped with the

The Baroque Cycle

The Baroque Cycle


  • Author : Neal Stephenson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062378583


The Baroque Cycle Book Description :

Get all three novels in Neal Stephenson's New York Times bestselling "Baroque Cycle" in one e-book, including: Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World. This three-volume historical epic delivers intrigue, adventure, and excitement set against the political upheaval of the early 18th century.