Anathem by Neal Stephenson was the 8th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Sep 8, 2008 - Oct 29, 2008

How/Why was this book chosen: Veronica and Tom chose it because it came out that month.

Sword & Laser Podcasts: Kick Off: S&L 12 Wrap Up: S&L 13

Anathem by Neal StephensonEdit

Anathem is set on and around the planet Arbre. Raz, a mathematician, is among a cohort of secluded scientists and philosophers who are called upon to save the world from impending catastrophe.