Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse - mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy - is assigned to detachment 2702. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Watrehouse and Detatchment 2702-commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe-is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy's fabled Enigma code. It is a game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by the gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces.

Fast-forward to the present, where Waterhouse's crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a "data haven" in Southeast Asia - a place where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. As governments and multinationals attack the endeavor, Randy joins forces with Shaftoe's tough-as-nails grandaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi sumarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat. But soon their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 linked to an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. And it will represent the path to unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty...or to universal totalitarianism reborn.

A breathtaking tour de force, and Neal Stephenson's most accomplished and affecting work to date, CRYPTONOMICON is profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyper-driven, as it leaps forward and back between World War II and the World Wide Web, hinting all the while at a dark day-after-tomorrow. It is a work of great art, thought, and creative daring; the product of a truly icon

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 3d9de61e-b386-ff5d-5b6e-00001829994d
Grouping Title cryptonomicon
Grouping Author stephenson neal
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-17 22:44:17PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-17 23:31:27PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Dufris, William.
author Neal Stephenson
author2-role BBC Audiobooks America., Dufris, William., Findaway World, LLC., Macmillan Audio (Firm)., Playaway Digital Audio.
author_display Stephenson, Neal
available_at_school Antioch High
collection_school Fiction
detailed_location_school Antioch High - Teen Fiction
display_description An American computer hacker operating in Southeast Asia attempts to break a World War II cypher to find the location of a missing shipment of gold. The gold was stolen by the Japanese during the war. By the author of The Diamond Age.
format_category_school Audio Books, Books, eBook
format_school Book, CD audio book, Playaway, eAudiobook, eBook
id 3d9de61e-b386-ff5d-5b6e-00001829994d
isbn 9780060512804, 9780061792571, 9780380788620, 9780380973460, 9780792766520, 9780792768524, 9781427218247
item_details ils:CARL0000112785|35192048540771|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Stephen|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000112785|35192048540789|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Stephen|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||HM||, ils:CARL0000112785|B00684719|Antioch High - Teen Fiction|F STE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, ils:CARL0000340528|35192092206923|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Stephen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000351694|35192042059588|Main Library - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Stephen|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:0881d9f1-cb2b-48d6-b373-f708b01d039f|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:7baf3fcd-52af-475e-8929-678a4270d0c3|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|2|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_school , Book, CD audio book, Playaway
last_indexed 2019-02-18T05:31:27.915Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school F STE
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Antioch High
primary_isbn 9780380788620
publishDate 1999, 2009
record_details ils:CARL0000112785|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Avon Press,|1999.|918 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000340528|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio ;|p2009.|34 sound discs (44 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000351694|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio ;|[2009], p2009.|1 sound media player (44 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., overdrive:0881d9f1-cb2b-48d6-b373-f708b01d039f|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009|, overdrive:7baf3fcd-52af-475e-8929-678a4270d0c3|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio|2009|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:7baf3fcd-52af-475e-8929-678a4270d0c3 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000112785 35192048540789 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000112785 35192048540771 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000112785 B00684719 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000351694 35192042059588 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000340528 35192092206923 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
overdrive:0881d9f1-cb2b-48d6-b373-f708b01d039f -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
subject_facet Audiobooks, Code and cipher stories, Code and cipher stories, American, Data encryption (Computer science) -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography -- Fiction
title_display Cryptonomicon
title_full Cryptonomicon, Cryptonomicon / Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon A Novel, Cryptonomicon [sound recording] / Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon [sound recording] / by Neal Stephenson
title_short Cryptonomicon
topic_facet Audiobooks, Code and cipher stories, Code and cipher stories, American, Cryptography, Data encryption (Computer science), Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Science Fiction, World War, 1939-1945