From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future science fiction thriller that calls into question the very foundations of the modern world.
A young man from a shadowy government agency; an upstart academic at an Ivy League university – together they begin to uncover a secret that will change the world’s view of the past, and determine the future of humanity.
About the author
Neal Stephenson is the author of Seveneves, Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Zodiac and the iconic Snow Crash, named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Nicole Galland is the author of six previous novels: Stepdog, Godiva, I, Iago, Crossed, Revenge of the Rose, and The Fool's Tale.
Praise for Neal Stephenson:
‘He makes reading so much fun it feels like a deadly sin’ The New York Times
‘Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the 21st century’
‘[Stephenson is] the hacker Hemingway’ Newsweek