Quicksilver

The Baroque Cycle #1

by Neal Stephenson

On Sale: 01/31/2006

Quicksilver

The Baroque Cycle #1

by Neal Stephenson

On Sale: 01/31/2006

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About the Book

In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

Critical Praise

“Genius . . . You’ll wish it were longer.” — Time magazine

“[QUICKSILVER] explores the philosophical concerns of today . . . through thrillingly clever, suspenseful and amusing plot twists.” — New York Times Book Review

“Sprawling, irreverent, and ultimately profound.” — Newsweek

“A sprawling, engrossing tale.” — Seattle Times

“Stephenson’s new machine is a wonderment to behold. A-” — Entertainment Weekly

“An astonishing achievement.” — Sunday Telegraph

“[QUICKSILVER] is a rare thing: a 1,000-page book that you don’t want to end. — San Antonio Express-News

“[O]ften brilliant and occassionally astonishing ...[QUICKSILVER] has wit, ambition and ... moments of real genius.” — Book World

“[A]n awe-inspiring book, stuffed with heart-stopping action scenes ... and a treasure trove of forgotten historical lore.” — Book

“Dense, witty, erudite ... and gripping ... a far more impressive literary endeavor than most so-called “serious” fiction.” — Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060833169
  • ISBN 10: 0060833165
  • Imprint: HarperTorch
  • On Sale: 01/31/2006
  • Pages: 480
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Fantasy / Historical

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