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The Diamond Age (Paperback)

Author:  Neal Stephenson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0553380966
ISBN-13: 9780553380965
Sku: 30570334
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  512
Age Range:  NA
 
"The bells of St. Marks' were ringing changes up on the mountain when Bud skated over to the mod parlor to upgrade his skull gun." (from the first line)
Set in 21st century Shanghai, this is the story of what happens when a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. The device has the power to decode and program her life--and the entire future of humanity.
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Set in 21st century Shanghai, this novel of the cyber-future follows Nell, a street urchin, after she stumbles on a very powerful interactive device that has the power to decode and reprogram her entire life. Reprint.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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New York Times Book Review
"[I]n 'The Diamond Age' the wonders of cyberspace pale before the even more dazzling powers of nonotechnology." - Gerald Jonas

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0512
Product attributePublisher:   Spectra Books
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