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A nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of moneyTristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents which if authentic are earth shattering They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners Magic stopped working altogether in 1851 at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce Something about the modern world jams the freuencies used by magic and it’s up to Tristan to find out whyAnd so the Department of Diachronic Operation not a perfect novel but closer to five stars than 4this story combined beautiful timey whammy stuff and is driven by overall a beautiful book and wit

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The Rise and Fall of DODO

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near future thriller combining history science magic mystery intrigue and adventure that uestions the very foundations of the modern worldWhen Melisande Stokes an expert in linguistics and languages accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel a low level faculty member with an incredible offer The only condition she must sign We seem to be living in a period in which time travel has captured a considerable portion of the public s attention its attention for entertainment

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S DODO gets cracking on its real mission to develop a device that can bring magic back and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive and meddle with a little history at the same time But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology they overlook the mercurial and treacherous nature of the human heartWritten with the genius complexity and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson’s work and steeped with the down to earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland’s storytelling style this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible and take you to places and times beyond imagini Some general spoilers here so that I am able to talk about what s troubling me with this novelDear reader I am fucking heartbroken disheartened Neal


10 thoughts on “The Rise and Fall of DODO

  1. says:

    We seem to be living in a period in which time travel has captured a considerable portion of the public’s attention its

  2. says:

    2ish stars DODO is a tiny shady government entity that introduces us to the awesome combination of time travel and witchcraft The organization starts out small with a lot of promise but then becomes mired in bureaucracy or less undermining its original intent In parallel Stephenson’s and Galland’s novel starts out strong with an

  3. says:

    Who likes naked Vikings Raise your handI'm of two minds on this book On the one hand there are uite a few great ideas with the complications of surrounding witches with a humungous incompetent bureaucratic machine especially when it turns out that they can do a lot of time travel Not only that but I was a huge fan of the

  4. says:

    Assuming you buy its premise and do not throw it away disgusted when it is close but not uite imho though opinions may differ about that in uite a few places jumping the shark among many oddities the novel contains a viking saga poem in verse c

  5. says:

    What happens when you put time travel magic uantum physics witches a top secret military operation alternate timelines Vikings a family of shadowy bankers and government bureaucracy in one book As you might expect things get complicatedThe story begins with the written account of Melsianda Stokes a woman from our present who has b

  6. says:

    not a perfect novel but closer to five stars than 4this story combined beautiful timey whammy stuff and is driven by overall a beautiful book and with an open end so we may get 😁please mr stephenson and Ms Galland may we have some

  7. says:

    Neal Stephenson Cyberpunk King writing about witches and magicNeal Stephenson Speculative Fiction King writing about time travel witches and magicNeal Stephenson Historical Fiction King writing about turning the thought exercise Schrodinger's Cat into an actual experiment which leads to time travel witches magic and the militaryCan it get any

  8. says:

    Some general spoilers here so that I am able to talk about what's troubling me with this novelDear reader I am fucking heartbroken disheartened Neal Stephenson is one of very few authors I drop everything for uite literally I dropp

  9. says:

    This is the most fun I've had reading a Neal Stephenson novel since SNOWCRASH Co author Nicole Galland brings a nice light touch to the proceedings so that it doesn't delve too much into technobabble Witches time travel and governmental bureaucracy all combine to deliver a thrilling read that I finished over a single weekend GOOD STUFF

  10. says:

    I read an ARC of this with some bit of hope; Seveneves had fallen kind of flat for me but I was hoping that a coauthor would help shore up some