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The Diamond Age

The Diamond Age

While away on vacation, I read a book recommended by a friend and praised by a co-worker. “The Diamond Age or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer” which is a post-cyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson. I enjoyed the book and tried to draw it out as best I could so it wouldn’t end. Coming home – I had to check it out on wikipedia and found this interesting tidbit;

“Based on Neal Stephenson’s best-selling novel THE DIAMOND AGE: OR A YOUNG LADY’S ILLUSTRATED PRIMER, this six-hour miniseries is exec produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Prods. A prominent member of a conservative futuristic society grows concerned that the culture stifles creativity, and commissions a controversial interactive book for his daughter, which serves as her guide through a surreal alternate world. When the primer’s provocative technology, which adapts to the reader’s responses, falls into the hands of a young innocent, the girl’s life is accidentally reprogrammed with dangerous results. Neal Stephenson will adapt his own novel for this project, the first time the Hugo and Nebula winning author has written for the small screen. —

(nothing on IMDB but a stub so far)

Who knows, it might absolutley bomb — but no matter what – I’ll give it a chance seeing as Stephenson himself is to adapt the story and SCI-FI network is backing it for presentation.