(urth) Anathem (was Round 2 of NPR top 100 sci-fi books of all time

James B. Jordan jbjordan4 at cox.net
Fri Aug 5 09:16:29 PDT 2011

At 11:09 AM 8/5/2011, you wrote:
>On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 9:05 AM, James B. Jordan <jbjordan4 at cox.net> wrote:
> >         It is IMO clearly Harry Potter Book 8. The kids are one year older.
> > The setting is different, of course, yet similar, with math for magick; and
> > the characters are very similar. Think of it in those terms and you might
> > like it better.
>H'mmm. I would never have thought of that but it sort of works.

I'm about as certain as I can be that it was deliberate. The Potter 
books advance year by year, and these kids are one year older. And 
there are other pointers. If he were not intending that, it is 
certainly a coincidence.

Jim Jordan, who was once a Nutria

>I really enjoyed Anathem for what it was -- an alternate-world novel
>with a reasonably interesting premise. When the (spoily)s show up it
>weakens the story a bit.
>Dan'l Danehy-Oakes
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