Hello, Well, I've been looking at the above three books by Stephenson, and I've always been very hestitant on reading his stuff. Not sure why, but, every time I look into these books, they seems to focus on the sciences. Crytopgraphy, math, etc. I want to read them, but, I am wondering if their are giant explanations of math, sciences, etc, that will bog me down, or just confuse me.. Any thoughts? I do enjoy scifi, Hyperion is one of my favorites.. Keyoke..