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Either Stephenson didn't consider this, or considered it and turned it down. This is ultimately good: Stephenson's role as an author is to remain scientifically plausible under benefit of the doubt in order to play emotional appeals, not to maintain strict adherence to scientific and logical accuracy. Stephenson as an author regularly puts on the facade of ...


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In Gestes et Opinions du Docteur Faustroll, 'Pataphysicien (transl. Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician), written by Alfred Jarry (of Ubu Roi fame) in 1898 but published in 1911, contains as last chapter (before the Speculations) a chapter called 'De la Surface de Dieu' (transl. On the Surface of God) which contains formulas and a supposed ...


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When it was published, Cryptonomicon was often compared to Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, which is also set during WWII and (to a much lesser extent than Cryptonomicon) the present day, has a technology-centered plot (to the extent it has a plot at all), and explores themes of the relationships between individuals, society, and technology. Calculus and ...


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