Neal town stephenson born october 31, 1959 is an american writer known for his works of speculative fiction his novels have been categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, postcyberpunk, and baroque stephenson s work explores subjects such as mathematics, cryptography, linguistics, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. To the extent that a book can be described as original, snow crash, by neal stephenson is deserving of the moniker. Reamde neal stephenson paperback harpercollins publishers. List verified daily and newest books added immediately. Hes reinvented the historical novel the baroque cycle, the international thriller reamde, and both at the same time cryptonomicon. Arrow books, 2002 with george frederick jewsbury, as by neal stephenson and j frederick george differently credited reissue of. But neal stephenson also has his other styles of writing because he can also cater to those who are looking for a nonfiction books that they can read. Those of us in meatspace can only sit mutely by and watch the spectacle in. Essays and other writing 9780062024435 by stephenson, neal and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. The community erasmus belongs to values ideas especially philosophical and metaphysical ideas.
It tells the story of the planet arbre through the eyes of erasmus as he and his planet face a time of uncertainty and decisions. Stephenson studied at boston university, first specializing in physics, then switching to geography after he found that it would allow him to spend more time on the university mainframe. Neal stephenson talks about video games, the metaverse, and his new book, reamde david m. This is a very heavy book so shipping outside of the united states would require extra funds. Without those 300 pages, though, it wouldnt be neal stephenson. Book 1 of quicksilver narrates daniels early days in england as the son of a prominent puritan during and after the cromwell period. The foreworld saga is an alternate history epic that spans continents and centuries. The ender series enders game is a great book in itself, but the series really hits its stride with the sequel, speaker for the dead, and the third book in the series, xenocide, which are much more philosophical in nature.
In the 12 th chapter of neal stephenson s new novel, fall, a quartet of princeton students set out on a road trip to iowa to visit the ancestral home of one of the students, sophia. A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. The birth name of the man of letters is neal town stephenson. Hes just completed the baroque cycle, a trilogy of novels, set in the late 17thearly 18th century. However, it wasnt until 1992 when neal stephenson became a known author with his novel snow crash, a hightech comic novel in the cyberpunk subgenre that took the world by storm. I have been using a treadmill desk for a few years, but in midjanuary of 2014 i began keeping. Here are the neal stephenson books in order for his series. The first line in any story about neal stephenson will reference his massive, massively complicated, and. The personal website of author neal stephenson, unless its been hacked. Neal stephenson s fall explores higher consciousness, the internets future, and virtual worldbuilding in one mindblowing adventure. Now he treats his legion of fans to some remarks, an enthralling. Check out the best books by neal stephenson over the year.
Neal stephenson, first edition abebooks passion for books. Topics covered range from online activities including gold farming and social networking to the criminal methods of the russian mafia and islamic terrorists. Like many of stephenson s other novels, it covers history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, computer science, politics, cryptography, memetics and philosophy. Neal stephenson 2012 by the geeks guide to the galaxy. And now the news 2008 by neal stephenson out of a writers imagination came an interactive world 2011 by john schwartz feature interview. Black hat usa 2012 an interview with neal stephenson youtube.
Shelf awareness neal stephenson s fall explores higher consciousness, the internets future, and virtual worldbuilding in one mindblowing adventure. Seveneves blows up the moon and thats just the beginning neal stephenson s new epic starts big and gets bigger. Neal stephenson is the author of the threevolume historical epic the baroque cycle quicksilver, the confusion, and the system of the world and the novels cryptonomicon, the diamond age, snow crash, and zodiac. For some of you, its a curiosity stephenson is a big deal among. At nearly 900 pages, stephensons bifurcated world is easy to get lost in. The first neal stephenson book, the big u, was was published the same year, and featured american megaversity and life around it plagued by riots. Snow crash didnt have as many of these, but they were my.
Neal stephenson is an american penman who doubles up as a game designer. Zalerts allow you to be notified by email about the availability of new books according to your search query. A search query can be a title of the book, a name of the. I love a thriller, so seveneves was right up my alley. Ewalt contributor opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own. Cryptonomicon new signed limited edition by neal stephenson. Anathem relied pretty heavily on the extended but digestible infodumps ive come to appreciate from stephenson, so those dialogs were the highlights for me.
Neal stephenson is best known for his writing style which covers a fictional universe that ordinary people finds really odd. Author neal stephensons complete list of books and series in order, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability. Slate like dodge, stephenson is creating a new universe from scratch, fighting battles. The story, set in the present day, centers on the plight of a hostage and the ensuing efforts of family and new acquaintances, many of them associated with a fictional mmorpg, to rescue her as her various captors drag. The story, set in the present day, centers on the plight of a hostage and the ensuing efforts of family and new acquaintances, many of them associated with a fictional mmorpg, to rescue her as her various captors drag her about the globe. Reamde by neal stephenson 2012, paperback for sale. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. Neal stephenson is such a writer and snow crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigantic thriller of the information age. Neal stephenson the interview technology the guardian.
Author neal stephenson bio and signed books vj books. Essays and other writing by stephenson, neal and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Discover book depositorys huge selection of neal stephenson books online. Stephenson, who is a quinquagenarian, was born on october 1959 and his place of birth is fort meade upon maryland, in the us. His fans are legion and eager and omnivorous for whatever he. If you want to check out any of these titles for free, you can do so with audibles one month free trial. He is the author or coauthor of more than fifteen books, including anathem, snow crash, and f. Whether youre new to neal stephenson, or looking for your next book by him, this list will give you plenty to enjoy. Neal town stephenson born october 31, 1959 is an american writer known for his works of. Stephensons next solo novel, published in 1995, was the diamond age. Seveneves by neal stephenson a truly epic disaster novel books. Sidequests are standalone stories or novellas that build on the adventures of the omvi. Neal stephenson has a new book out, called fall, or dodge in hell for some of you, that means nothing. Reamde by neal stephenson 2012, cd, unabridged for sale.
Critic jason sheehan says that while the book can bog down in details, if. About the only common ground that his work shares with others is that ink is applied to paper using the same letters, and then pages are bound to create a book. In reality, hiro protagonist delivers pizza for uncle enzos cosa nostra inc. Since ive advocated for the use of treadmill desks in some remarks and evangelized it to people i know, i thought it behooved me to publish some data and some reflections on it, born of experience.
We will send you one email a month notifying you of any hot new books announced or coming out, as well as any new. Reamde is a technothriller novel by neal stephenson, published in 2011. This is the order of neal stephenson books in both chronological order and publication order. If i like neal stephensons anathem, what else should i. Literary lions 2012 neal stephenson interview youtube. Neal stephenson on swordplay, space and depressing sf the.
Neal stephenson is known for his speculative fiction exploring areas such as mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. Neal stephenson is still best known for science fiction novels like snow crash. Bantam books, 1994 with george frederick jewsbury, writing together as stephen bury pbbruce jensen interface london. Wed love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. Snow crash is a science fiction novel by american writer neal stephenson, published in 1992. Hes taken sf to places its never been snow crash, anathem. Cryptonomicom was my first ever neal stephenson book, and while some readers find his writing style a bit heavy, i quite enjoyed the technothriller with a historical theme quite a lot. The foreworld saga includes the mongoliad trilogy and sidequests. Seveneves by neal stephenson a truly epic disaster novel. On august 7, 2012, stephenson released a collection of essays and other previously published fiction entitled. It follows a secret order called the omvi that is bound by honor to protect humankind.81 880 189 1115 555 964 367 869 340 457 1467 1321 1083 6 1174 122 399 1306 1567 182 480 178 1479 760 1309 915 1215 883 602 1495 570 1400 310 1387