YMMV / Anathem

  • Defictionalization: Due to Translation Convention, the characters are actually speaking a fictional language called Orth rather than English. A friend of the author's developed the language as a full-fledged Conlang at the author's request.
  • Genius Bonus: This is a Neal Stephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in the book have Real Life counterparts.
  • Tear Jerker: Suur Ala and Fraa Erasmas, just before kicking off the Antiswarm
  • Wham Line: "'In my world,' said Zh’vaern, 'we call it a Faraday cage.'"