Neal Stephenson

Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer known for his speculative fiction works, which have been variously categorized science fiction, historical fiction, maximalism, cyberpunk, and post-cyberpunk. Stephenson explores areas such as mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired Magazine, and has worked part-time as an advisor for Blue Origin, a company (funded by Jeff Bezos) developing a manned sub-orbital launch system.


ARTICLES FEATURING NEAL

The Warm Equations

"Aurora" and "Seveneves" break us out of our supremely well-rehearsed habit of apocalypse and let us see the option of a different future than permanent, hopeless standoff....


Saving Spaceship Earth

THE RESULTS ARE in: we’ll make it after all. Good morning dear sister, dear brother, dear child, dear moon. Good ...


CALIFORNIA in/and SCIENCE FICTION

SF in CA: Rob Latham, Catherine Liu, Jonathan Alexander, Gregory Benford and others dicuss the history and future of science fiction in California....


Emptying the Electronic Trunk

SOME PEOPLE MIGHT SAY Neal Stephenson is a strange writer: an accomplished SF novelist whose most commercially and critically successful work ...

Emptying the Electronic Trunk


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