is one of the most famous science fiction novels ever written, and
deservedly so. The setting is elaborate and ornate, the plot
labyrinthine, the adventures exciting.
Cryptonomicon... wants to blow your mind while keeping you well fed and happy. For the most part, it succeeds. It's brain candy for bitheads.
Nebula Awards Showcase 2001, The Year's
Best SF and Fantasy Chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy
Writers of America.