Witziger und satirischer Roman über den ersten Irakkrieg von Neal
Stephenson, Autor des Baroque Cycle, und Frederick George.
On the eve of Operation Desert Storm, the murder of an Arab
exchange student at a local university puts Iowa deputy sheriff
Clyde Banks on a collision course with both the CIA and Saddam
Hussein. It seems the students are Iraqis conducting
"agricultural" research on biological weapons in his
"Praise for Neal Stephenson: I have seldom felt such humble, intoxicated, euphoric and droolingly grateful awe as before Neal Stephenson's ... Baroque Cycle" -- Christopher Brookmyre, Glasgow Herald "The Confusion Ideas about currency and calculus become thrilling because of the way Stephenson incorporates them into his story ... Huge in scope ... rich in detail ... This weird, wonderful collision of scholarship and storytelling has no peer" Time Out "Quicksilver: A tour-de-force ... Dense, witty, erudite and gripping, Quicksilver is ... an indication that Stephenson's Baroque Cycle is shaping up to be a far more impressive literary endeavour than most so-called "serious" fiction. No scholarly, and intellectually provocative, historical novel has been this much fun since The Name of the Rose" -- Charles Shaar Murray The Independent "Cryptonomicon: The Gravity's Rainbow of the information age ... an astonishing, monumental performance; and if the rumours of a sequel are true, I can hardly wait" The Independent
Neal Stephenson, geb. 1959 in Fort Meade, Maryland erhielt bei der Ars Electronica 2000 für sein bisheriges Gesamtwerk die Goldene Nica. Seit seinem frühen Roman 'Snow Crash' gilt er als eines der größten Genies der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur.