From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future science fiction thriller that calls into question the very foundations of the modern world.
A young man from a shadowy government agency; an upstart academic at an Ivy League university – together they begin to uncover a secret that will change the world’s view of the past, and determine the future of humanity.
About the author
Neal Stephenson is the author of Seveneves, Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Zodiac and the iconic Snow Crash, named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Nicole Galland is the author of six previous novels: Stepdog, Godiva, I, Iago, Crossed, Revenge of the Rose, and The Fool's Tale.
Praise for The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.:
‘A story that combines science, magic, history, and conspiracies into a genre-bending romp’ Inverse
‘Those familiar with Stephenson will recognize his humor and ideas, while Galland brings a fresh and irresistible voice to this ambitious novel’ Washington Post
‘The novel explores the boundary between magic and science with wit, intellectual intensity and panache’ Financial Times
‘Big, roomy and enjoyable … The characters are vibrant and the whole thing possesses heart and charm’ Guardian
Praise for Neal Stephenson:
‘He makes reading so much fun it feels like a deadly sin’ The New York Times
‘Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the 21st century’
‘[Stephenson is] the hacker Hemingway’ Newsweek