A dense science fiction novel from the author of Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon. The Diamond Age
takes place in a future where nano technology is what separates the classes. Nano technology is likened to viruses, swimming through your system with it's own agenda, designed by engineers. The focus of the book is an interactive computerized book called the Lady's Illustrated Primer that will enable it's young readers to become more than they otherwise would have. It has the ability to teach it's readers to be subversive and rise above the masses. A weighty story with many characters and story lines to keep track of.