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The Diamond Age by Neal. Stephenson

The Diamond Age (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Neal. Stephenson

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Title:The Diamond Age
Authors:Neal. Stephenson
Info:BANTAM. (1995), Paperback, 455 pages
Collections:Your library, Sc-Fi
Tags:Sci-Fi, Nanotechnology

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The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson (1995)

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I initially only gave this book three stars but I find my mind going back to it over and over since I read it and remembering it fondly. I think I really enjoyed this far more than I realized. ( )
  JohnMunsch | Jul 16, 2014 |
Largely entertaining, but I completely lost the thread among all the subplots. The most interesting theme for me was how artificial intelligence could help to educate kids by giving them appropriate challenges and lessons. ( )
  ohernaes | Jun 28, 2014 |
Dazzling nanotech future of "phyles" rather than nations, with neo-Victorians and others in a techno-Shanghai backdrop. Even better than the terrific "Snow Crash".
  Clevermonkey | May 29, 2014 |
Better idea than the execution. ( )
  Ian.Welke | May 27, 2014 |
I read this as a teen and can't remember much other that it was "okay" and "not like Snowcrash." Reminding myself by reading other reviews I think I keep that opinion that it was a decent read, but nothing special. ( )
  ub1707 | May 5, 2014 |
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Neal Stephensonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jensen, BruceCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wiltsie, JenniferNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The story of an engineer who creates a device to raise a girl capable of thinking for herself reveals what happens when a young girl of the poor underclass obtains the device.

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