The Diamond Age
Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book)
The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer is a postcyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson. It is to some extent a science fiction coming-of-age story, focused on a young girl named Nell, and set in a future world in which nanotechnology affects all aspects of life. The novel deals with themes of education, social class, ethnicity, and the ...
If you read The Diamond Age before you’ve thought about molecular anything or 3D printing, then it changes your mind. – source