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Neal Stephenson - Die Grenzwelt (Diamond Age)
Jahrzehnte in der Zukunft, im diamantenen Zeitalter. Der geniale Nanotechniker John Percival Hackworth erhält den Auftrag, die „Illustrierte Fibel für die junge Dame“ zu entwickeln, ein Supercomputer in Form eines Nanobuchs, mit dem ein mächtiger Großindustrieller seine Enkeltochter erziehen möchte – ein Buch, das Mutter, Kindermädchen, Kindergarten und Schule ersetzen und das Mädchen zur Rebellin – zwecks Verbesserung der Welt im Sinne der herrschenden Klasse! – erziehen erziehen soll. Als Hackworth eine illegale Kopie der Fibel meistbietend an die Chinesen verscherbeln will, fällt diese Nell, einem kleinen Mädchen aus der Unterschicht von Shanghai, in die Hände. Als sich Nell in das in der „Fibel“ verborgene Informationsnetzwerk einloggt, beginnt sich nicht nur ihr Leben für immer zu verändern ...

Neal Stephenson - The ​Confusion
It ​is the late 1600s on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot as they ply the oars of a pirate ship, hatching a daring scheme to find an enormous cache of Spanish gold. Amazingly, they succeed - leaving some very unhappy men behind who vow to hunt down the vagabonds and bring them to justice, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, back in France, the beautiful Eliza - toast of Versailles and spy extraordinaire - attempts to return to London with her baby, a child whose paternity is shrouded in mystery. Making her way home, her ship is stopped by a French privateer and she is returned to the Sun King's court. Thrown back into a web of international intrigue, Eliza must contend with all manner of characters, including buccaneers, poisoners, Jesuits, financial manipulators, and even a stray cryptographer or two...

Neal Stephenson - In ​the Beginning... was the Command Line
This ​is “the Word” - one man's word, certainly - about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. And considering that the “one man” is Neal Stephenson, “the hacker Hemingway” (Newsweek) - acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works (_Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon,_ etc., etc.) - the word is well worth hearing. Mostly well-reasoned examination and partial rant, Stephenson's _In the Beginning... was the Command Line_ is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture past and present; on operating system tyrannies and downloaded popular revolutions; on the Internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, not to mention the meaning of life itself.

Neal Stephenson - Anathem
Erasmas ​- Raz - is a young avout living in the Concent, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world by ancient stone, honoured traditions and complex rituals. Three times during history's darkest epochs, the cloistered community has been devastated by violence. Yet the avout have always managed to adapt in the wake of catastrophe. Now, in celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite, the avout prepare to open the concent's gates. Before the week is out, both worlds - the inner and the outer - will stand poised on the brink of cataclysmic change. Suddenly Erasmas finds himself a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world - as he sets out on an extraordinary odyssey that will carry him to the most dangerous, inhospitable corners of the planet... and beyond.

Neal Stephenson - Snow ​Crash (angol)
The ​only relief from the sea of logos is within the well-guarded borders of the Burbclaves. Is it any wonder that most sane folks have forsaken the real world and chosen to live in the computer-generated universe of virtual reality? In a major city, the size of a dozen Manhattans, is a domain of pleasures limited only by the imagination. But now a strange new computer virus called Snow Crash is striking down hackers everywhere, leaving an unlikely young man as humankind's last best hope.

Neal Stephenson - Snow ​Crash
A ​közeljövő szennyezett Amerikájában az egyesült Államok helyét már átvették a franchise-alapon működő mini-társadalmak; az egyik leghatékonyabb multicég a pizzaszállításra átnyergelt olasz maffia; a csúcstechnika igazi letéteményesei a kurírok; a Metaverzumban, az Internet háromdimenziós változatában pedig gyilkos vírus szabadul el. A Snow Crash elgondolkodtató jövőképével, fordulatos cselekményével és pazar ötletparádéjával megújította, felfrissítette a kiberpunk műfaját.

Neal Stephenson - Quicksilver
Daniel ​Waterhouse possesses a brilliant scientific mind and yet knows that his genius is dwarfed by that of his friends Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, and Robert Hooke. A student of the twin disciplines of science and alchemy, he is embroiled in a bloody struggle for religious freedom. Jack Shaftoe began his life as a London street urchin and is now a reckless wanderer in search of good fortune. The intrepid exploits of Half-Cocked Jack, King of the Vagabonds, are quickly becoming the stuff of legend through Europe. Eliza is a young woman whose ingenuity is all that keeps her alive after being set adrift from the Turkish harem in which she has been imprisoned since she was a child. Daniel, Jack and Eliza traverse a landscape populated by mad alchemists, Barbary pirates, and bawdy courtiers, as well as historical figures including Samuel Pepys, Ben Franklin, and other great minds of the age. Travelling from the infant American colonies to the Tower of London, the glittering courts of Louis XIV, and all manner of places in between, this magnificent historical epic brings to vivid life a time like no other, and establishes its author as one of the pre-eminent talents of our own age.

Neal Stephenson - Nicole Galland - The ​Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
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 down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland’s storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, and take you to places—and times—beyond imagining.

Neal Stephenson - Some ​Remarks
One ​of the most talented and creative authors working today, Neal Stephenson is renowned for his exceptional novels—works colossal in vision and mind-boggling in complexity. Exploring and blending a diversity of topics, including technology, economics, history, science, pop culture, and philosophy, his books are the products of a keen and adventurous intellect. Not surprisingly, Stephenson is regularly asked to contribute articles, lectures, and essays to numerous outlets, from major newspapers and cutting-edge magazines to college symposia. This remarkable collection brings together previously published short writings, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a new essay (and an extremely short story) created specifically for this volume.

Neal Stephenson - Reamde
Neal ​Stephenson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Anathem, returns to the terrain of his groundbreaking novels Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Cryptonomicon to deliver a high-intensity, high-stakes, action-packed adventure thriller in which a tech entrepreneur gets caught in the very real crossfire of his own online war game. In 1972, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, fled to the mountains of British Columbia to avoid the draft. A skilled hunting guide, he eventually amassed a fortune by smuggling marijuana across the border between Canada and Idaho. As the years passed, Richard went straight and returned to the States after the U.S. government granted amnesty to draft dodgers. He parlayed his wealth into an empire and developed a remote resort in which he lives. He also created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game with millions of fans around the world. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe—and Richard is at ground zero. Racing around the globe from the Pacific Northwest to China to the wilds of northern Idaho and points in between, Reamde is a swift-paced thriller that traverses worlds virtual and real. Filled with unexpected twists and turns in which unforgettable villains and unlikely heroes face off in a battle for survival, it is a brilliant refraction of the twenty-first century, from the global war on terror to social media, computer hackers to mobsters, entrepreneurs to religious fundamentalists. Above all, Reamde is an enthralling human story—an entertaining and epic page-turner from the extraordinary Neal Stephenson.

Neal Stephenson - The ​Big U
_The ​New York Times Book Review_ called Neal Stephenson's most recent novel “electrifying” and “hilarious”. But if you want to know what Stephenson was doing twenty years before he wrote the epic _Cryptonomicon,_ it's back-to-school time. Back to _The Big U,_ that is, a hilarious send-up of American college life. After years our of print, _The Big U_ is required reading for anyone interested in the early work of this singular writer.

Neal Stephenson - The ​System of the World
The ​year is 1714. Daniel Waterhouse has returned to England, where he joins forces with his friend Isaac Newton to hunt down a shadowy group attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with 'Infernal Devices' - time bombs. As Daniel and Newton conspire, an increasingly vicious struggle is waged for England's Crown: who will take control when the ailing queen dies? Tories and Whigs clash as one faction jockeys to replace Queen Anne with 'The Pretender' James Stuart, and the other promotes the Hanoverian dynasty of Princess Caroline. Meanwhile, a long-simmering dispute between Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz comes to a head, with potentially cataclysmic consequences. Wildly inventive, brilliantly conceived, "The System of the World" is the final volume in Neal Stephenson's hugely ambitious and compelling saga.

Neal Stephenson - Gyémántkor
Száz ​évvel később járunk, egy olyan világban, melyet a nanotechnológia gyökeresen átalakított. Automaták állítanak elő mindent az élelemtől a ruházatig, az újságok okospapíron megjelenített, személyre szabott hírforrások, a városok saját immunvédelemmel rendelkeznek, és a mesterséges gyémánt az egyik legolcsóbb és legtartósabb építőanyag. Az emberek ugyanakkor a múltat idéző, szigorú kasztrendszerben élnek, vallásuk, politikai hovatartozásuk, kulturális preferenciáik és természetesen vagyoni helyzetük alapján tagozódva. Nell a legalacsonyabb rendű munkásosztályba született, ahonnan a fennálló társadalmi rend szerint nincs kiút. A kislány kilátástalan élete azonban egy csapásra megváltozik, amikor négyéves korában kezébe kerül egy arisztokrata gyermekeknek szánt tankönyv. Ennek leckéi felnyitják szemét környezete csodáira és megértetik vele, hogy csak úgy viheti valamire, ha sorsának alakítását saját kezébe veszi. Az amerikai szerző regényét méltatói neoviktoriánus poszt-kiberpunk műként jellemezték. A megjelenését követő évben elnyerte a Hugót és a Locus magazin közönségdíját is, finalistája volt továbbá a Nebula-, a John W. Campbell- és az Arthur C. Clarke-díjaknak. Az író szándéka szerint önálló regény, mégis amolyan távoli folytatásaként értelmezhető a korábban magyarul már megjelent Snow Crashnek, megoldást kínál annak néhány nyitva hagyott kérdésére.

Neal Stephenson - J. Frederick George - Cobweb
The ​Gulf War is imminent and there's something mighty strange going on in the Agriculture Department of East Iowa University. When an Arab student turns up drunk - and dead - in the lake, redneck Deputy County Sheriff Clyde Banks gets a feeling he's on to something big. It's a suspicion shared by low-ranking CIA agent Betsy Vandeventer. Betsy's pretty big too - having once been a farm girl from Idaho. But before two great minds yell conspiracy theory, in steps top US policy-maker James Millikan. Here's a man well used to dictating the Middle East's future - from a comfortable seat at a top Paris restaurant. While shenanigans in the Midwest might not be exactly his style, there's a technique that serves America well in all matters of national security. It's called the 'Cobweb', and it backfires every time.

Neal Stephenson - Seveneves ​- A hét Éva
„A ​Hold mindenféle előjel és látható ok nélkül robbant fel.” A Föld napjai meg vannak számlálva. A világ nemzetei az elkerülhetetlennel és a vészesen fogyó idővel versengve összefognak, hogy nagyszabású tervet dolgozzanak ki az emberiség megmentésére – messze a légkör felett, a bolygóközi űrben. A maroknyi, gondosan kiválasztott túlélőnek előre nem látott technikai veszélyekkel és kihívásokkal, újabb és újabb katasztrófákkal kell szembenéznie. A könyörtelen univerzum a végsőkig próbára teszi találékonyságukat és felkészültségüket az űrben lebegő törékeny komplexumban, amely az emberi faj túlélésének utolsó záloga. Azonban mégis az emberi természet árnyoldalai és kiszámíthatatlansága válik végső próbatételükké. A Nemzetközi Űrállomás legénységének önmagát kell legyőznie igazán. A kozmikus kataklizma és az eltelt évszázadok alatt a felismerhetetlenségig összeégett anyabolygó pedig türelmesen vár a visszatérésükre… A Hét Éva pedig válaszol hívására. _Neal Stephenson nem csupán író, hanem elismert tudós szaktekintély is: többek között az Amazon alapítója, a futurista Jeff Bezos Blue Origin nevű cégénél is dolgozott, ahol a szuborbitális pályára való utazás módszereit segített kidolgozni. Jelen kötetben A marsihoz hasonlóan létező, és precíz tudományos tényekből indult ki, amelyeket közérthetően interpretál. A tudományos fantasztikumot filozófiával, technikai leírásokkal, pszichológiával és magas irodalommal vegyíti ebben a rendkívül ötletgazdag regényben, amelynek jövőképe egyszerre különleges és hátborzongatóan ismerős._ _Neal Stephenson a Hugo-díj birtokosa és többszörös Clarke Award, illetve ötszörös Locus SF Award díjnyertes, káprázatos képzelőerejű írózseni._

Neal Stephenson - Nicole Galland - A ​D.O.D.O. felemelkedése és bukása
_"Kegyelmed ​az mennyeknek országába készűl, de lehet, hogy ott fele annyi se az csodáknak száma, mint az huszoneggyedik században."_ A mágia nem több, mint dajkamese gyermekeknek. Meg titkos ügynököknek. Ugyanis a mágia nem létezik… Már. Pucér vikingek túszejtő akciója a Walmart mirelit-osztályán, kormányszervekbe beépülő boszorkányok, a mágiától megfiatalodott magyar szépség, Kárpáthy Erzsébet – köszöntlek a világban, amit a D.O.D.O. adott nekünk! Minden rendben volt, amíg Melisande Stokes nyelvész professzor le nem fordította a dokumentumokat, amelyek szerint a mágia igenis létező, működő jelenség volt 1851-ig. Meg is alakul a Diakrón Operációk Döntéshozó Osztálya, hogy építsenek egy szerkezetet, ami újra lehetővé teszi a varázslást, és annak segítségével többek közt az időutazást is. A kormány azonban megvonja az anyagi támogatást, pedig az egyre nagyobbra duzzadó szervezet működtetéséhez pénzre van szükség. Sok pénzre. Ezt a múltban elrejtett, a jelenben kiásott ereklyék értékesítésével kívánják előteremteni. De ez nem olyan egyszerű, mint ahogy elképzelik. Mert ha belepiszkálsz a múltba, sosem tudhatod, mivé alakul a jövő... Ez az egyedi, humorral és nyelvi leleménnyel átitatott fantasztikus regény a sokszorosan díjnyertes, és _New York Times_-sikerlista-vezető Neal Stephenson műveire jellemző őrült komplexitást és ötletességet ötvözi Nicole Galland közvetlen, emberközeli stílusával.

Neal Stephenson - Greg Bear - Mark Teppo - Nicole Galland - Erik Bear - Joseph Brassey - Cooper Moo - The ​Mongoliad: Book One
In ​the aftermath of the Mongolian invasion of 1241, beleaguered Christians struggle with the presence of a violent horde and a world turned upside down. Apocalyptic fever sweeps through Europe, infecting even the most rational individuals, leaving all to wonder if they are seeing the end times - or an hour when new heroes will emerge from the ruins of cataclysmic defeat. An order of warrior monks, the Shield-Brethren, refuses to yield, plotting to overthrow the invaders despite insurmountable odds. Father Rodrigo Bendrito receives a prophecy from God and believes it's his mission to deliver the message to Rome. Along with the hunter Ferenc, orphan Ocyrhoe, healer Raphael, and alchemist Yasper, Rodrigo sets out to reclaim Europe. But to save Christendom, someone must slay the fierce Khan of Khans.

Neal Stephenson - The ​Diamond Age
Decades ​into our future, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful Neo-Victorians. He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called a young lady's illustrated primer, designed to raise a girl capable of thinking for herself. Unfortunately, for Hackworth, he loses his smuggled copy to a gang of street urchins in a mugging. One of the young thugs presents the primer to his little sister, Nell and suddenly her life - and perhaps the whole future of humanity - is about to be decoded and reprogrammed... Vividly imagined, stunningly prophetic, and epic in scope, _The Diamond Age_ is a major novel from one of the most visionary writers of our time.

Neal Stephenson - Seveneves
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.

Neal Stephenson - J. Frederick George - Interface
There's ​no way William A. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. He's a likeable Midwestern governor with one insidious advantage. An advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. A biochip inside his head wires him to a computerized polling system. The mood of the electorate is channelled directly into his brain. Forget issues. Forget policy. He's more than the perfect candidate - he's a special effect.

Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon
Neal ​Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that have shaped the past century. Weaving together the cracking of the Axis codes during WWII and the quest to establish a free South East Asian 'data haven' for digital information in the present, _Cryptonomicon_ explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century in a gripping and page-turning thriller.

Neal Stephenson - Zodiac
Two ​centuries after the Boston Tea Party, harbour dumping is still a favourite local sport, only this time it's major corporations piping toxic wastes into the water. Environmentalist and professional pain in the ass, Sangaman Taylor is Boston's modern-day Paul Revere, spreading the word from a 40-horsepower Zodiac raft. Embarrassing powerful corporations in highly telegenic ways is the perfect method of making enemies, and Taylor has a collection that would do any rabble-rouser proud. After his latest exploit, he's wanted by the FBI, possibly by the Mafia, and definitely by a group of Satanist angel-dust heads who think he's looking for a PCP factory, not PCB contamination. Pretty soon dodging bullets is the least of Taylor's problems - because somewhere out there are an unhinged genetic engineer and a lab-concocted bacterium that could destroy all ocean life and that's just for appetizers. Frightening, funny, fast and furious, "Zodiac" is thrilling speculative fiction torn straight from today's headlines.

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