Anathem: Roman

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Ein berauschendes, ein fulminantes Abenteuer jenseits von Zeit und Raum

Der Planet Arbre im Jahr 3689. Seit seinem achten Lebensjahr lebt Erasmas, genannt Raz, im Konzent Saunt Edhar, einer klosterähnlichen Gemeinschaft von Wissenschaftlern, Philosophen und Mathematikern. Die Aufgabe dieser Gemeinschaft ist es, hinter den jahrtausendealten Mauern Wissen zu bewahren und es vor den schädlichen Einflüssen der säkularen Welt zu beschützen. Denn während das Leben im Konzent nach strengen Ritualen und uralten Traditionen verläuft, so ist die Geschichte jenseits dieser abgeschlossenen Welt durch Chaos und Veränderung geprägt: Auf Blütezeiten folgten Zusammenbrüche, auf finsteres Mittelalter Erneuerung; Kriege und Klimawandel zerstörten die bestehende Ordnung.

Als Raz mit 18 seine erste Apert bevorsteht – eine Woche, in der beide Welten in Kontakt treten und Austausch pflegen – bereitet er sich mit seinen Mitschwestern und -brüdern darauf vor, den Konzent zu verlassen und sich in die säkulare Welt vorzuwagen. Aber dort muss er entdecken, dass außerarbrische Kräfte den Planeten bedrohen. Und mit einem Mal lastet eine hohe Verantwortung auf Raz’ Schultern, denn er wird für die schwierige Aufgabe auserwählt, die Zerstörung des Planeten zu verhindern ...

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Publisher
Manhattan
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Published on
May 10, 2010
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Pages
1024
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ISBN
9783641044121
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Language
German
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Genres
Fiction / General
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