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

Ryan Dunn ryan at liftingfaces.com
Fri Aug 5 09:28:29 PDT 2011

On Aug 5, 2011, at 12:05 PM, "James B. Jordan" <jbjordan4 at cox.net> wrote:

> I also thought that it hung together better than The Diamond Age, which was messy with things going off in too many directions, though the central story was delightful.

Totally agree about Diamond Age. The Nell story was absolutely terrific, as was the world building. But then somehow Hackworth ends up in a ritual masturbation in some submarine tunnels, and you begin to wonder whether the central plot stopped holding the author's own interest.


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