By Neal Stephenson
For ten years Fraa Erasmas, a tender avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected against the corrupting affects of the surface international. yet earlier than the week is out, either the lifestyles he deserted and the only he embraced will stand poised close to cataclysmic change—and Erasmas becomes a massive participant in a drama that may ensure the way forward for his global, as he follows his future to the main inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond.
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There were dozens of gray-and-black spheres, each one so dark that the illuminated side was hardly much brighter than the unilluminated one. "Each of the spheres is roughly the size of the planet Jupiter," said Thor, his head bent down, consulting a readout. "The smallest is 110,000 klicks wide; the largest, about 170,000. " The individual orbs looked a lot like black-and-white photographs of Jupiter, except that they didn't have neat latitudinal bands of cloud. Rather, the clouds--or whatever it was that formed the visible surface markings--seemed to swirl in simple convection cells from equator to pole, the kind of pattern one might expect if the spheres had next to no rotation.
Anathem by Neal Stephenson