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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One copy is stolen by Nell’s brother. He is a career criminal though not a particularly skilled or erx one with various surgically implanted devices to aid him in his ‘work’. 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. Retrieved June 26, He currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

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”. 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.

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The phyles coexist much like historical nation-states under a system of justice and mutual protection, known as the Common Economic Protocol CEP. The Sword in the Stone by Stphenson. In similar fashion, Wizard 0. The Primer is intended to steer its reader intellectually toward a more interesting life, as defined by “Equity Lord” Alexander Chung-Sik Finkle-McGraw, stepbenson and growing up to be an effective member of society. The book distinguishes three Great Dra May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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.

By the setting of Snow Crash the United States and most other dlamante have collapsed because of hyperinflation ; in The Diamond Ageone character tells Miranda that they collapsed from the lack of tax revenue. Molecular nanotechnology is omni-present in the novel’s world, generally in the form of Matter Compilers and the products that come out of them. Cherryh Hyperion by Dan Simmons The Eco-Thriller was published inbut it was his novel Snow Crash that brought him popularity.


Srephenson visionaries such as Eric Drexler and Ralph Merkleboth of whom receive an honorary mention in The Diamond Agehave argued that if nanotechnology develops the ability to manipulate individual atoms at will, it will become possible to simply assemble diamantw structures from carbon atoms, materials also known as diamondoids.

Heinlein Fahrenheit by Ray Bradbury Although The Diamond Age explores the role of technology and personal relationships in child 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.

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When Nell enters the castle of King Coyote in the Primer’s final challenge for her, she encounters an enormous computer apparently neall to think and placed in charge of the kingdom. White Slan by A. 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.

The CEP is concerned particularly with upholding rights to personal propertybeing shown to provide particularly harsh punishment for harming the economic capability of another person. This conflict has an economic element as well, with the Feed representing a stephensob distribution mechanism, while the Seed represents a more flexible, open-ended, decentralized method of creation and organization.

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Jemisin The Obelisk Gate by N. 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.

Over the course of the story, the Common Economic Protocol sponsors the investigation of clandestine Seed technologies in order to preserve the established order from subversion, using the justification that unrestricted access to Sources would lead to the proliferation of high tech weapons and result in anarchy.

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. X, the black market engineer whose compiler Hackworth used to create the copy of the Primer, and each man attempts to exploit Hackworth to advance the opposing goals of their tribes. It is also hinted that property rights are so expansive that the Protocol recognizes children as the economic assets of their parents.


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Science fiction Postcyberpunk Nanopunk. In that book, the Wizard puts on a grand appearance but is later revealed to be merely a man hiding behind a curtain. 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. 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.

Society in The Diamond Age is dominated by a number of phyles, also sometimes called tribes. Later Miranda’s storyline is taken over by Miranda’s associate Carl Hollywood after Miranda disappears.

The book contains descriptions of various exotic technologies, such as the chevaline a mechanical horse that can fold up and is light enough to be carried one-handedand forecasts the use of technologies that are in development today, such as smart paper that can show personalized news headlines.

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