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NIK WESTON
Last updated 05:00 10/02/2013
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EXCELLENTLY EXECUTED: Anathem by Neal Stephenson.

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Anathem by Neal Stephenson is a superb book, but it takes no prisoners.

It's speculative fiction, rather than more traditional sci-fi, except at the end when there is a stronger space element.

It explores concepts of quantum theory, epistemology and the philosophy of science through a narrative following a young Avout - a monk of a scientific order.

Excellently executed world-building and fascinating characters populate one of the best books I've ever read. 


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