Title Profile & Character Information

The Diamond Age

Annotation
In Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson took science fiction to dazzling new levels. Now, in The Diamond Age, he delivers another stunning tale. Set in twenty-first century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens when a state-of-the-art interactive device falls in the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life--and the entire future of humanity--is about to be decoded and reprogrammed...

Characters
NameHackworth, John Perceval
GenderMale
OccupationNanotechnologist

GenreScience fiction
    --High-tech
Fantasy
Fiction
TopicsNanotechnology
Interactive media
Cyberspace
Social classes
Young women
SettingShanghai, China
Artificial island