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La Era del Diamante by Neal Stephenson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In a Shanghai of the future, John Percival Hackworth is a nanotech engineer on the rise when he steals a copy of A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer for his. La era del diamante by Neal Stephenson, January 1, , Ediciones B edition, Paperback in Spanish – Tra edition.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. The role of the CEP in the world of the novel could be seen in comparison with the roles of real-life international organizations such as the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund. No eBook available Amazon. His second novel was Zodiac: Internally, the New Atlantis phyle is a corporate oligarchy whose “equity lords” rule the organization and its bylaws under allegiance to the vestigial British monarchy.

This reading is based on a connection between Y. The primer is actually a super computer built with nanotechnology that was designed to educate Lord Finkle-McGraw’s daughter and to teach her how to think for herself in the stifling neo-Victorian society. But Hackworth loses the primer before he can give it to Fiona, and now the “book” has fallen into the hands stephfnson young Nell, an underprivileged girl whose life is about to change.

By the setting of Snow Crash the United States and most other nation-states have collapsed because of hyperinflation ; in The Diamond Ageone character tells Miranda that they collapsed from the lack of tax revenue.

It is also hinted that property rights are so expansive that the Protocol recognizes children as the economic assets of their parents.

The Diamond Age – Wikipedia

The book explicitly recognizes the achievements of several existing nanotechnology researchers: The novel’s neo-Victorian setting, as well as its narrative form, particularly the chapter headings, suggest a relation to the work of Charles Dickens. Most phyles depicted in the novel have a global scope of sovereignty, and maintain segregated enclaves in or near many cities throughout the world.

Essays and Other Writing Neal Stephenson, the science fiction author, was born on October 31, in Maryland. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. One copy is stolen by Nell’s brother.


It fused memetics, computer viruses, and other high-tech themes with Sumerian mythology. When Nell enters the castle of King Coyote in the Primer’s final challenge for her, she encounters an enormous computer apparently designed to think and placed in charge of the kingdom.

Neal Stephenson has won several awards: Diamond Age also includes fully narrated educational tales from the Primer that map Nell’s individual experience e. Major cities have immune systems made up of aerostatic defensive micromachines, and public matter compilers provide basic food, blankets, and water for free to anyone who requests them.

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He recently completed the The Baroque Cycle Trilogy, a series of historical novels. Later Miranda’s storyline is taken over by Miranda’s associate Carl Hollywood after Miranda disappears. Nell’s education through her independent work with the Primer, and the social downfall of engineer and designer of the Primer, John Percival Hackworth, who has made two illegal copies of the Primer for his own young daughter, Fiona.

Jemisin The Stone Sky by N. This article possibly contains original research. The rules of the CEP are intended to provide for the co-existence of, and peaceful economic activity between, phyles with potentially very different values.

La era del diamante

Small, voluntary governments like the burbclaves depicted in Snow Crash replaced nation-states. Stephenson attempts to establish The Diamond Age as a “postcyberpunk” book by killing this character early on, while acknowledging the influence of the cyberpunk genre. Articles that may contain original research from May All articles that may contain original research Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements.

This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat Indeed, just as we named the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Steel Age after the materials that humans could make, we might call the new technological epoch we are entering the Diamond Age.

Dick Here Gather the Stars aka: The hierarchic nature of the Feed and an alternative, anarchic developing technology, known as the Seed, mirror the cultural conflict between East and West that is depicted in the book. Dickens immediately surfaces as a point of comparison, not only because of the size of the book but because the future Stephenson presents his readers with is, in many respects, a skewed reflection and imitation of the Victorian age.


He is a career criminal though not a particularly skilled or high-ranking one with various surgically implanted devices to aid him in his ‘work’. Although The Diamond Age explores the role of technology and personal relationships in fra developmentits deeper and darker themes also probe the relative values of cultures which Stephenson explores in his other novels as well and the shortcomings in communication between them. A third storyline follows an actress, Miranda, stephensin plays the voice of Nell’s Primer and has almost become Nell’s surrogate mother, in her attempts to find Nell.

The Eco-Thriller was published inbut it was his novel Snow Crash that brought him popularity. The story follows Nell’s development under the tutelage of the Primer, and to a lesser degree, the lives of Elizabeth and Fiona, girls who receive similar books.

The protagonist in the story is Nell, a thete or person without a tribe; equivalent to the lowest working class living in the Leased Territories, a lowland slum built on the artificial, diamondoid island steephenson New Chusan, located offshore from the mouth of the Yangtze Rivernorthwest of Shanghai.

In that book, the Wizard puts on a grand appearance but is later revealed to be merely a man hiding behind a curtain. The phyles coexist much like historical nation-states under a system of justice and mutual protection, known as the Common Economic Protocol CEP.

Clarke The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Technological visionaries such as Eric Drexler and Ralph Merkleboth of whom receive an honorary mention in The Diamond Dellhave argued that if nanotechnology develops the ability to manipulate individual atoms at will, it will become possible to simply assemble diamond structures from carbon atoms, materials also known diajante diamondoids. Vinge Downbelow Station by C. The Feed carries streams of both energy and basic moleculeswhich are dsl assembled into usable goods by matter compilers.