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Atmosphæra Incognita (preorder)

Atmosphæra Incognita (preorder)

by Neal Stephenson

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Atmosphæra Incognita Signed Lettered Edition (preorder)
$500.00
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Atmosphæra Incognita Signed Limited Edition (preorder)
$60.00

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Atmosphæra Incognita Trade Hardcover Edition (preorder)
$25.00
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For more than two decades, Neal Stephenson has been the reigning master of the epic fictional narrative. His vast, intellectually rigorous books have ranged in setting from the distant past (The Baroque Cycle) to the modern era (Reamde) to the remote future (Anathem, Seveneves). But when Stephenson turns his attention shorter forms, the results can be every bit as impressive, as this dazzling novella—itself a kind of tightly compressed epic—clearly indicates.

 

(preorder—to be published in July 2019)

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Patrick Arrasmith.

We’re excited to announce a short novella by Neal Stephenson that many of his fans may have missed. Atmosphæra Incognita will be printed in two colors throughout, with a full-color dust jacket, an interior ornamental illustration, illustrated endsheets, an illustrated signature page, and yet another illustration that will be printed in the traycase to the lettered edition.

Important Note: Anyone may order the trade or signed limited editions. Only those who own the signed lettered edition of The Diamond Age may order the lettered edition of Atmosphæra Incognita at this time. Those who order the limited or lettered editions will also get first crack at our next Neal Stephenson project, Anathem.

About the Book:

For more than two decades, Neal Stephenson has been the reigning master of the epic fictional narrative. His vast, intellectually rigorous books have ranged in setting from the distant past (The Baroque Cycle) to the modern era (Reamde) to the remote future (Anathem, Seveneves). But when Stephenson turns his attention to shorter forms, the results can be every bit as impressive, as this dazzling novella—itself a kind of tightly compressed epic—clearly indicates.

Atmosphæra Incognita is a beautifully detailed, high-tech rendering of a tale as old as the Biblical Tower of Babel. It is an account, scrupulously imagined, of the years-long construction of a twenty-kilometer-high tower that will bring the human enterprise, in all its complexity, to the threshold of outer space. It is a story of persistence, of visionary imaginings, of the ceaseless technological innovation needed to bring these imaginings to life. 

At the same time, it shows us our familiar planet from an entirely new perspective, and offers vivid snapshots of the unique beauties and unexpected hazards of the “atmosphæra incognita” that lies between this world and “the deep ocean of the cosmos.” The result is pure pleasure, pure excitement, pure Neal Stephenson. No one with an interest in Stephenson’s work, or in science fiction at its most thoughtful and ambitious, can afford to miss this latest edition to an extraordinary body of work.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition

Limited: 400 signed numbered copies, bound in leather

Lettered: 26 signed specially bound copies, housed in a custom traycase

Additional Information

Free Shipping for Select Preorders Yes
Authors Stephenson, Neal
Artists Arrasmith, Patrick
Binding Hardcover
Type Novella
Edition Deluxe Limited
ISBN 978-1-59606-919-0
Year 2019
Month July
Print Status Pre-Order
Shippable Yes
Shipping Class Preorder
Length 104 pages

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