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BeschreibungNeal Stephenson continues his extraordinary 'Baroque Cycle' in this sequel to his bestselling "Quicksilver", bringing to life a cast of unforgettable characters in a time of breathtaking genius and discovery.
PortraitNeal Stephenson is the author of the novels Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle.
Pressestimmen"Ideas about currency and calculus become thrilling because of the way Stephenson incorporates them into his story... Huge in scope - rich in detail... This weird, wonderful collision of scholarship and storytelling has no peer" Time Out "A rip-roaring, swashbuckling Romance with a capital R ... A blood-soaked, silver-plated depiction of 17th-century life from both ends of the economic scale, and with enough headlong, balls-to-the-wall buccaneering and Machiavellian plotting to satiate the most jaded of palates" Ink "Stephenson excels in marrying geekspeak wtih riotous action. When he describes a battle or a duel, his prose acquires thrilling panache... Jack Shaftoe is magnificent, a swashbuckling hero with a foul mouth and few morals, and his adventures are most appealing" The Guardian "The definitive historical-sci-fi-epic-pirate-comedy-punk-love story. No easy feat, that" Entertainment Weekly
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2005
Seitenanzahl: 832 Seiten