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By Neal Stephenson

Criptonomicón es una novela de ciencia ficción escrita por Neal Stephenson. los angeles trama se desarrolla en dos líneas temporales narradas en paralelo: en una se presenta los angeles exertions de un grupo de criptógrafos y especialistas en decepción táctica Aliados durante los angeles Segunda Guerra Mundial, dedicados a romper los códigos de comunicaciones del Eje Roma-Berlín-Tokio; los angeles otra trama transcurre en los angeles época real, en l. a. que descendientes de los protagonistas de l. a. primera trama emplean tecnología punta criptográfica, de telecomunicaciones e informática para construir un paraíso de datos en el sultanato de Kinakuta, una isla ficticia en el mar de Sulú, entre Palawan (Filipinas) y los angeles isla de Borneo.

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Hence, he understood his inclusion in Tarot’s party—not that anybody in Southern California was excluded from Tarot’s party. Tarot’s local reputation included an apocryphal story about being a former member of the Hell’s Angels. But, thinking the matter over as he guided the thrombotic car deeper and deeper into the blackness of the hills, Rudy couldn’t imagine any gang admitting a member as essentially chickenhearted as Jim Carrow. The car’s front wheels dropped suddenly into a twelve inch watercut in the road with a heart-rending scrape of oil pan against rock.

But it was Ingold who dominated and led, she who followed, and there were times when Rudy wondered if she was as crazy as the old man. “I never understood that about the memories,” Gil was saying, blowing on her coffee to cool it. ” “No one really understands it,” Ingold said. “It’s a rare phenomenon, far rarer than wizardry. To my knowledge, in all the history of the Realm it has appeared in only three noble houses and two peasant ones.

You only hear it as English in your mind. ” Oh, yeah? Rudy thought cynically. And I suppose you figured out how to operate push-tab beer cans the same way? “Unfortunately, there’s no way I can prove this to you,” Ingold went on placidly, seating himself on the corner of the grimy formica table top, the butter-colored morning sunlight gilding the worn hilt of his sword with an edge like fire. “Different universes obey different physical laws, and yours, despite its present close conjunction with my own, is very far from the heart and source of Power.

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