There is a nice little videoclip with Neal on the page.

Anathem (Hardcover)
by Neal Stephenson (Author)
# Hardcover: 928 pages
# Publisher: William Morrow (September 9, 2008)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0061474096
# ISBN-13: 978-0061474095
# Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 2 inches

Here is another brilliantly original novel from the cult author of
“Snowcrash and Cryptonomicon”.Since childhood, Raz has lived behind
the walls of a 3,400-year-old monastery, a sanctuary for scientists,
philosophers, and mathematicians. There, he and his cohorts are sealed
off from the illiterate, irrational, unpredictable “saecular” world,
an endless landscape of casinos and megastores that is plagued by
recurring cycles of booms and busts, dark ages and renaissances, world
wars and climate change. Until the day that a higher power, driven by
fear, decides it is only these cloistered scholars who have the
abilities to avert an impending catastrophe. And, one by one, Raz and
his friends, mentors, and teachers are summoned forth without warning
into the unknown.  

Paperback (it seems to be a large print edition):

# Paperback: 1088 pages
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 006166815X
# ISBN-13: 978-0061668159
# Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm 

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Q: What are you working on right now and when will it come out?

A: He's writing a science fiction novel unrelated to Cryptonomicon and
the Baroque Cycle. It's set on another planet and has aliens and so
on. It's really about Platonic mathematics, but he needed the aliens
and space opera-ish elements to spice it up a little bit, just like
the pirates kept people engaged in the Baroque books. He's nearly
finished writing it, and if he doesn't finish by the end of the
calendar year he'll have to give some money back. If everything
proceeds according to schedule, it should be available in stores in
about a year.


Stephenson jumps ship for Atlantic

Cryptonomicon author Neal Stephenson has moved from Heinemann to
Atlantic Books to be reunited with former editor Ravi Mirchandani.

Mirchandani, who became Atlantic's editor-in-chief last year, bought
UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada rights in Neal Stephenson's new
novel, Anathem, from the Sayle Literary Agency.

Mirchandani said: "Anathem manages to remind the reader of H G Wells,
Umberto Eco and Mervyn Peake and yet be entirely and gloriously
itself. I am entirely delighted Stephenson will be joining us at