Ya comenté Anathem, la próxima novela de Neal Stephenson. Lo que no sabía, era que se había inspirado en el reloj del milenio, el proyecto de construir un monumental reloj mecánico que funcione durante 10.000 años:
Neal Stephenson’s new novel, ANATHEM, germinated in 01999 when Danny Hillis asked him and several other contributors to sketch out their ideas of what the Millennium Clock might look like. Stephenson tossed off a quick sketch and promptly forgot about it. Five years later however, when he was between projects, the idea came back to him, and he began to explore the possibility of building a novel around it. ANATHEM is the result, and will be released on September 9th, 02008.