Anathem
ISBN: 0061694940
EAN13: 9780061694943
Language: English
Pages: 998
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Since childhood, Erasmus has lived behind the walls of a 3,400-year-old monastery. There, he and his cohorts are sealed off from the illiterate, irrational, and unpredictable secular world, until the day that a higher power decides it is only these cloistered scholars who have the abilities to avert an impending catastrophe.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived ina cloistered sanctuary formathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from thecorrupting influences of the outsideworld. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandonedand the one he embraced will standpoised on the brink of cataclysmicchange--and Erasmas will becomea major player in a drama that willdetermine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the mostinhospitable corners of the planet . . .and beyond.
From the front Cover For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived ina cloistered sanctuary formathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from thecorrupting influences of the outsideworld. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandonedand the one he embraced will standpoised on the brink of cataclysmicchange--and Erasmas will becomea major player in a drama that willdetermine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the mostinhospitable corners of the planet . . .and beyond. --The Oregonian (Portland) on ANATHEM