I took a pretty big bite out of my book queue this summer (even though I inserted some new books into the queue near the top of the stack out of impatience), so I’m looking forward to taking on Neal Stephenson’s new book Quicksilver sooner rather than later. Even though I was a bit stung by the ending of Cryptonomicon, I thoroughly enjoyed the journey, and have high hopes for Stephenson’s new book. Salon’s Andrew Leonard reviewed the book today, and Boing Boing had a link to the Quicksilver Metaweb (a Wiki set up for collaboratively annotating the book). I won’t be visiting the Wiki until I read the book, so as to avoid spoilers, but I do recommend the review.

Update: Paul Boutin also wrote a piece about Quicksilver yesterday.