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Neal Stephenson

Autor(a) de Snow Crash

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About the Author

Neal Stephenson, the science fiction author, was born on October 31, 1959 in Maryland. He graduated from Boston University in 1981 with a B.A. in Geography with a minor in physics. His first novel, The Big U, was published in 1984. It received little attention and stayed out of print until mostrar mais Stephenson allowed it to be reprinted in 2001. His second novel was Zodiac: The Eco-Thriller was published in 1988, but it was his novel Snow Crash (1992) that brought him popularity. It fused memetics, computer viruses, and other high-tech themes with Sumerian mythology. Neal Stephenson has won several awards: Hugo for Best Novel for The Diamond Age (1996), the Arthur C. Clarke for Best Novel for Quicksilver (2004), and the Prometheus Award for Best Novel for The System of the World (2005). He recently completed the The Baroque Cycle Trilogy, a series of historical novels. It consists of eight books and was originally published in three volumes and Reamde. His latest novel is entitled The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O. Stephenson also writes under the pseudonym Stephen Bury. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: U.S. novelist Neal Stephenson at Science Foo Camp 2008. Author Bob Lee; cropped by Beyond My Ken


Obras por Neal Stephenson

Snow Crash (1992) 19,780 exemplares
Cryptonomicon (1999) 16,793 exemplares
The Diamond Age (1995) 11,004 exemplares
Quicksilver (2003) 8,871 exemplares
Anathem (2008) 8,113 exemplares
The Confusion (2004) 6,385 exemplares
The System of the World (2004) 5,786 exemplares
Seveneves (2015) 4,616 exemplares
Reamde (2011) 4,159 exemplares
Zodiac (1988) 4,042 exemplares
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (2017) 1,943 exemplares
Interface (1994) 1,791 exemplares
Quicksilver (2003) 1,636 exemplares
The Big U (1984) 1,596 exemplares
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell (2019) — Autor — 1,388 exemplares
The Cobweb (1996) 1,084 exemplares
The Mongoliad: Book One (2012) 854 exemplares
Termination Shock (2021) 828 exemplares
The Mongoliad: Book Two (2012) 394 exemplares
King of the Vagabonds (2004) 358 exemplares
The Mongoliad: Book Three (2013) 343 exemplares
Odalisque (2003) 309 exemplares
Cryptonomicon, Part 1 (of 3) (1999) 258 exemplares
Cryptonomicon, Part 2 (of 3) (2001) 187 exemplares
Cryptonomicon, Part 3 (of 3) (2001) 182 exemplares
Atmosphæra Incognita (2019) 116 exemplares
Currency {Baroque Cycle, Book 7} (2006) 74 exemplares
Anathem {Part 1 of 2} (2010) 36 exemplares
Anathem {Part 2 of 2} (2010) 32 exemplares
Les Deux Mondes T1 (2014) 16 exemplares
New Found Land: The Long Haul (2021) 13 exemplares
Spew {story} 6 exemplares
2006 5 exemplares
Snow Crash {Part 1 of 2} (2001) 2 exemplares
Choc terminal - tome 2 (2023) 2 exemplares
Eos Reader 1998-2008 (2008) 2 exemplares
 Stephenson Neal 2 exemplares
Two for the Road 1 exemplar
Locus 526, November 2004 (2004) 1 exemplar
The System World 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity (2003) — Introdução, algumas edições1,496 exemplares
Steampunk (2008) — Contribuidor — 816 exemplares
Suddenly, a Knock on the Door (2010) — Narrador, algumas edições493 exemplares
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (2014) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
Hackers (1984) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Disco 2000 (1998) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Full Spectrum 5 (1995) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon (2013) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World (2017) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Arc 1.3: Afterparty Overdrive (2012) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Stephenson, Neal
Nome legal
Stephenson, Neal Town
Outros nomes
Bury, Stephen (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Fort Meade, Maryland, USA
Locais de residência
Fort Meade, Maryland, USA
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA
Ames, Iowa, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
Boston University (BA | Geography | 1981)
short story writer
Subutai Corporation (Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder)
Jewsbury, George Frederick (samen onder pseud. Stephen Bury)
The Clock of the Long Now Project
Subutai Corporation
Prémios e menções honrosas
Hugo Award (1996)
Arthur C. Clarke Award (2004)
Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award (1996)
Prometheus Award (2005)
Locus Award (1996, 2000, 2005, 2009)
Liz Darhansoff

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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. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired. He has also written novels with his uncle, George Jewsbury ("J. Frederick George"), under the collective pseudonym Stephen Bury.

Stephenson has worked part-time as an advisor for Blue Origin, a company (founded by Jeff Bezos) developing a spacecraft and a space launch system,[1] and is also a cofounder of Subutai Corporation, whose first offering is the interactive fiction project The Mongoliad. He is currently Magic Leap's Chief Futurist.



purchased the latest Neal Stephenson book yesterday em The Green Dragon (Agosto 2019)
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This one has a lot of political content which is normally a book killer for me. I also felt it had a lot of political for a series. I liked the conflict, the story takes a long time to get to the title tie in, when it did it was this Ah ha moment that I liked. I am sure lots of others could see it coming.
Everlord42 | 238 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |
I am not much in to political content. this one was just to much of that. Like other Stephenson books it is well written and very good with respect to writing. The content was just not for me.
Everlord42 | 385 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |
Books 1-3 (Volume 1) of the Baroque Trilogy

Very intriguing and intensely cerebral, the novel is slightly weighed down by an overabundance of philosophical and scientific discourse. However, it is a truly satisfying read that I recommend to those interested in philosophy or those who are seeking to travel several decades in the baroque period (1660s through the early 1700s in this novel). You will certainly travel with the author as the details are not in short supply, and the descriptions quickly place you into the correct context.

Much of the books follow the real and imagined life of Isaac Newton and his fellow Natural Philosophers and Alchemists. Both Newton and his fellow Royal Society comrades are exquisitely intriguing, both for their minds as well as for the drama that follows them in their lives. Book two departs for a time to the life of Jack Shaftoe and Eliza. "Half-cock Jack" leads an entertaining life, with and without Eliza, leaving the reader wanting much more of his exciting adventures and witty conversations. Although we lose sight of Jack near the end of this volume, we do maintain contact with Eliza and the life that she has chosen to lead.

After the reader has resigned herself to the fact that these are separate stories of a single time period, the link between the seemingly thus far unrelated stories comes later in the volume. As the connection came later than I'd hoped, I was glad to remember that there were another 2000 or so pages in the trilogy.
… (mais)
avanders | 160 outras críticas | Nov 28, 2023 |
Starts off meh but gets really nice afterwards
atrillox | 385 outras críticas | Nov 27, 2023 |


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