... because my Advance Reader's Edition of Anathem
showed up today.
This post will contain no spoilers, but I've got two photos under the cut.
I'm about a hundred pages in, and it's seriously as good as I expected. It's set in a very different world than anything Stephenson's written before, but the challenges of new language and new culture are addressed with the same sort of accuracy as seen in The Baroque Cycle
. The sort of attention to detail that makes me very very happy and makes this edition 890 pages. 935 if you count the glossary and appendices.( cut for pictures! and more info! no spoilersCollapse )
And one last thing. As I'd mentioned before, I'm more than happy to share the love. Once I've finished reading and written the review, I will mail the book onwards to anyone in Canada or the United States (anywhere else and the postage gets prohibitive, but feel free to make your case). I've got to give priority to people on my flist already, as you've put up with me for years. After that, it's first come first served. The one condition is when you've finished, you will mail it either back to me or to the next person on the "list".
Enough talk. More reading.