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The System of the World (novel)

The System of the World
Author Neal Stephenson
Country United States
Language English
Series The Baroque Cycle
Genre Historical novel
Publisher William Morrow
Publication date
September 21, 2004
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 912 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-06-052387-5 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 55036877
813/.54 22
LC Class PS3569.T3868 S97 2004
Preceded by The Confusion

The System of the World is a novel by Neal Stephenson and is the third and final volume in The Baroque Cycle. The title alludes to the third volume of Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which bears the same name.

The System of the World won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel[1] and the Prometheus Award in 2005, as well as a receiving a nomination for the Arthur C. Clarke Award[1] the same year.

Contents

  • Style 1
  • Main characters 2
  • Other characters 3
  • Historical figures who appear as characters in the novel 4
  • References 5
  • Editions 6
  • External links 7

Style

The System of the World emulates many different literary styles. As one reviewer put it: it "is a con-fusion ... of historical novel, roman à thèse, epistolary novel, roman à clef, nouveau roman, satirical novel, roman fleuve, et cetera, et cetera, all bound up in the unlikely guise of epic science-fiction page-turner."[2]

Main characters

Other characters

Historical figures who appear as characters in the novel

References

  1. ^ a b "2005 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
  2. ^ Burns, John (16 October 2004). "Systemic Stephenson". The Globe and Mail (Canada). 

Editions

  • ISBN 0-06-052387-5 : Hardcover edition.
  • ISBN 0-06-075086-3 : Paperback edition.

External links

  • The System of the World at Worlds Without End


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