Re: BOOKS: Recommendations

Crosby_M (
Sun, 4 May 1997 15:11:50 -0400

Anders Sandberg wrote:
<I enjoyed DA (I'll try to use E-prime; books "are" not good or bad,
people like them or not), but it has some flaws (like the hurried
ending). It is actually an unusually detailled description of a
nanotechnological society, with plenty of ideas of new forms of human

I suspect _Diamond Age_ suffered from some heavy and hurried editing.
IOW, there was alot more that Stephenson originally wanted to put in
the book but had to leave out to keep it from becoming too long and
confusing. E.g., there was a whole excerpt, called "Hack the Spew" on
the cover of Wired about a year before the book came out, that I kept
looking for in the book but it wasn't there.

Mark Crosby