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### Stephenson, Neal

 The Geometers are not pleased at the loss of the landing craft. What do they do in retaliation? "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson

Fire a metal projectile into a volcano. This detonates and burns the Orithena concent. The avouts who escaped begin training in preparation for an attack on the Geometer ship Daban Umud.

 The strange visitors are called Geometers. Why is this? "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson

There is an equation on the side of their ship. There is a proof of Pythagoras' Theorem written on their craft. In the book, it is referred to as Adrakhones' Theorem.

 Erasmus sets out for the settlement of Orithena. He arrives safely; however, his visit will not be a placid one. What happens after he gets there? "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson

An alien ship lands there. This shock is soon followed by another. One of the aliens has died, but she was carrying blood samples from her fellow creatures. Orolo is determined to recover the vials, so he can learn more about the aliens' biological nature.

 Erasmus meets a man named Jad. What does this person tell Erasmus to do? "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson

Look for his teacher, Orolo. Jad says that Orolo is still alive and well. If Erasmus finds him, Jad says, Orolo can share much information about the aliens.

 Erasmus and some of his colleagues are made to leave the facility. What are they told to do? "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson

Travel to Saunt Tredegarh. Saunt Tredegarh is another concent. This will take a considerable journey-- the locale is on a different continent.

 Once Orolo is found out, he is subject to 'anathem.' What is this? "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson

A rite of banishment. The ritual is very stern, and Erasmus finds it frightening. He will no longer be able to see his friend. However, he does not lose his curiosity for what goes on outside the concent.

 Erasmas' teacher is a man named Orolo. One day, Orolo notices a shocking fact. What is this? "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson

Alien ships are circling the planet. Orolo enlisted the help of Erasmas in cataloging his findings. The Saecular Powers, who are from outside the concent, are trying to cover up the aliens' existence.

 Erasmas lives in a facility which bears some resemblance to medieval universities or monasteries. What is it called? "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson

Concent. The men in concents are called fraas and the women are called suurs. They carry out routines of everything from menial labor, to performing music and chants.

 On what planet is the novel set? "Anathem" by Neal Stephenson

Arbre. Arbre is temperate and inhabited by humans. The main character in this story is a man named Erasmas.

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