The Diamond Age
Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
By Neal Stephenson
(Spectra Books, Paperback, 9780553380965, 512pp.)
Publication Date: May 2, 2000
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In Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson took science fiction to dazzling new levels. Now, in The Diamond Age, he delivers another stunning tale. Set in twenty-first century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens when a state-of-the-art interactive device falls in the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life—and the entire future of humanity—is about to be decoded and reprogrammed…