Dec. 23rd, 2016 11:42 pm
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Вот мы тут сидим, а в июне новый роман Нила Стивенсона выходит. Правда, в соавторстве. И science fantasy.

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
A Novel
by Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money.

Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why.

And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart.

Date: 23 Dec 2016 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bratgoranflo.livejournal.com
Тут про "могилу Шевченко" есть)) http://blogs.lb.ua/shimon_briman/354134_mogila_shevchenko_golanah_uman.html

Date: 23 Dec 2016 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petro-gulak.livejournal.com

Date: 23 Dec 2016 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anariel-rowen.livejournal.com
"Tristan Lyons"
Интересно, на что нацелена аллюзия.

Date: 23 Dec 2016 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petro-gulak.livejournal.com
Зная Стивенсона - на все, что угодно. Енох оказался почти, но не совсем Енохом.

Date: 24 Dec 2016 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaerraeth.livejournal.com
Хм, помесь Книги Аш и Вавилона-17. Да в исполнении Стивенсона (чем знаменита Николь Галан, не знаю). Это надо читать.

Date: 24 Dec 2016 08:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kdm17.livejournal.com
Я Николь Галан знаю как соавтора "Монголиады". Но поскольку они там не пишут, чьи главы чьи, то это ничего особенно не дает.

Date: 24 Dec 2016 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petro-gulak.livejournal.com
Мне, конечно, "Эгипет" вспомнился.
Галан - автор исторических романов о средневековье. Леди Годива и прочие медиевальные интриги. Посмотрим.


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