Books Anathem by Neal Stephenson Paperback, 998 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $16.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAnathemAuthorNeal Stephenson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Raz, who has lived in a monastery since childhood, away from the violent upheavals of the outside world, becomes one of a group of formerly cloistered scholars who are appointed by a higher power to avert an impending disaster. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by Neal Stephenson Reamde Snow Crash Cryptonomicon The Diamond Age Seveneves Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Anathem Summer Books 2011 Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.