Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

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Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs legt Japan mit Unterstützung von Nazi-Deutschland eine gigantische Goldreserve an. Die Alliierten werden zwar auf verschlüsselte Mitteilungen aufmerksam, aber selbst ihren besten Kryptographen gelingt es nicht, den Code zu knacken. Mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert später stößt eine Gruppe junger amerikanischer Unternehmer im Wrack eines U-Boots auf die Anzeichen einer riesigen Verschwörung und auf das Rätsel um einen verborgenen Schatz.


About Neal Stephenson

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Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde; Anathem; the three-volume historical epic The Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); as well as Cryptonomicon; The Diamond Age; Snow Crash, which was named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels; and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Published August 7, 2001 by Manhattan. 1184 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Stephenson’s prodigious new yarn (after The Diamond Age, 1995, etc.) whirls from WWII cryptography and top-secret bullion shipments to a present-day quest by computer whizzes to build a data haven amid corporate shark-infested waters, by way of multiple present-tense narratives overlaid with cree...

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Nearly 60 years later, Waterhouse's grandson Randy, a computer hacker with a knack for cryptanalysis, is attempting to create a high-tech data haven in Southeast Asia, only to discover that a variety of governments, multinationals and shadowy secret organizations want a piece of his company's act...

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To keep these incredible characters from becoming too large for the story they inhabit, Stephenson—an author who believes that a smart person should know a little about everything—fleshes it out with a quasi-Jesuitical Catholic conspiracy, an exhaustive and hilarious start-up business plan, more ...

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Entertainment Weekly

Neal Stephenson, best known for the 1992 cyberpunk classic Snow Crash, makes a bid for mainstream relevance with this Infinite Jest-size tome.

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SF Site

Neal Stephenson's background shows clearly in his writing.

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Dominion of New York

Well, it’s because I finally got around to reading Suite Française and when you read a book that wasn’t even finished or polished or heavily revised and it still picks you up and spins you around with its brilliance, you know you’ve found something good.

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