Author: Neal Stephenson
Series Title: The Baroque Cycle
Individual Titles: Quicksilver, The Confusion, The System of the World
Other Titles: Cryptonomicon (related to above), The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, Zodiac, Big U
Welcome to the weird world of cyberpunk - or was it seventeenth-century Europe? And did somebody lose a few vowels somewhere? Brush up on your calculus and hang on for the ride with Daniel Waterhouse, "Half-Cocked" Jack Shaftoe, and their friends, enemies, and hangers-on. We visit Newton, Leibniz, and most of the crowned heads of Europe, with plenty of fictional characters (and places - like Qwglhm [no, I have no idea how to pronounce that]) to liven things up.