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May 15th, 2003

A Snippet of Quicksilver...

...is online.

And the book is out in the autumn! This year! Time to put September 23rd in the diary!

(Ahem. Time to calm down.)

"Daniel, Jack, and Eliza will traverse a landscape populated by mad alchemists, Barbary pirates, and bawdy courtiers, as well as historical figures including Samuel Pepys, Ben Franklin, and other great minds of the age. Traveling from the infant American colonies to the Tower of London to the glittering courts of Louis XIV, and all manner of places in between, this magnificent historical epic brings to vivid life a time like no other, and establishes its author as one of the preeminent talents of our own age."
Yes, Quicksilver is Neal Stephenson's prequel/sequel to Cryptonomicon, and it's the book I've been waiting for what seems like an eternity...

Life after LiveJournal

Scene: the ICA box office. I'm standing there with codepope waiting to pick up our Momus tickets. PK and brisingamen walk in to pick up their tickets for the SF event that was running at the same time. I decide it's time for some introductions.

"XXXXX meet XXXXX"

Blank looks all round.

"brisingamen, this is codepope"

Finally, recognition!