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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel by [Stephenson, Neal, Galland, Nicole]
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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' GuardianPraise for Neal Stephenson:`Genius' Time`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'William Gibson`[Stephenson is] the hacker Hemingway' Newsweek

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist!

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

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.

Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson’s work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland’s storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, and take you to places—and times—beyond imagining.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2457 KB
  • Print Length: 768 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0008132569
  • Publisher: William Morrow (June 13 2017)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M0HPHR6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,442 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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