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Stephenson, Neal

Overview
Works: 224 works in 1,169 publications in 19 languages and 32,191 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Action and adventure fiction  History  Historical fiction  Humorous fiction  Political fiction  Cyberpunk fiction  Counterfactual histories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3569.T3868, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson( Book )

93 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that have shaped the past century. Weaving together the cracking of the Axis codes during WWII and the quest to establish a free South East Asian 'data haven' for digital information in the present, Cryptonomicon explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century in a gripping and page-turning thriller." - Publisher's description
Snow crash by Neal Stephenson( Book )

117 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison -- a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. 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 cyber-sensibility to bring us the gigantic thriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Inc., but it the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous ... you'll recognize it immediately
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson( Book )

56 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploits of an alchemy-rejecting scientist, a vagabond leader, and a former Turkish harem prisoner intersect in the world of the American colonies, the Tower of London, and the courts of Louis XIV
Anathem by Neal Stephenson( Book )

48 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raz, a mathematician, is among a cohort of secluded scientists and philosophers who are called upon to save the world from impending catastrophe
Seveneves : [a novel] by Neal Stephenson( Book )

39 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catastrophic event renders the Earth a ticking time bomb. 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. But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain ... Five thousand years later, their progeny -- seven distinct races now three billion strong -- embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown ... to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth
Reamde by Neal Stephenson( Book )

45 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his own high-tech start up turns into a Fortune 500 computer gaming group, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa family who has amassed an illegal fortune, finds the line between fantasy and reality becoming blurred when a virtual war for dominance is triggered
The diamond age, or, Young lady's illustrated primer by Neal Stephenson( Book )

60 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an interactive book, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, written by John Hackworth, a nano engineer. It helps a girl become a princess and educates an army of girls who eventually save his life. The setting is a world where molecular machines create any object desired and where nations have been replaced by cultural enclaves, in this case the neo-Victorians of coastal China. Part-science fiction, part-political thriller
The confusion by Neal Stephenson( Book )

58 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver ... nay, gold ... nay, legendary gold. In Europe, the exquisite and resourceful Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France's most dashing privateer. Penniless and at risk from those who desire either her or her head (or both), she is caught up in a web of international intrigue, even as she desperately seeks the return of her most precious possession. Meanwhile, Newton and Leibniz continue to propound their grand theories as their infamous rivalry intensifies, stubborn alchemy does battle with the natural sciences, dastardly plots are set in motion ... and Daniel Waterhouse seeks passage to the Massachusetts colony in hopes of escaping the madness into which his world has descended"--Page 4 of cover
The system of the world by Neal Stephenson( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of a power struggle between the throne-seeking Tories and Whigs in early eighteenth-century England, Daniel Waterhouse teams up with Isaac Newton to hunt down a shadowy group that uses time bombs to kill Natural Philosophers
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. : a novel by Neal Stephenson( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidentally meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London's Crystal Palace--the world's fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it's up to Tristan to find out why. And so the Department of Diachronic Operations--D.O.D.O.--gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time."--
Zodiac : the eco-thriller by Neal Stephenson( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sangamon Taylor, an environmental extremist, sets out to discover the source of dangerously high levels of radiation in the Boston Harbor, teams up with some unlikely types, and battles corruption all the way to the level of a would-be president
Anathem by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and German and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having lived in a monastery since childhood, away from the violent upheavals of the outside world, Raz becomes one of a group of formerly cloistered scholars who are appointed by a fear-driven higher power to avert an impending catastrophe
The Mongoliad( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1241, warriors try to stop the Mongols from invading Europe; in the nineteenth century, a group of martial artists provide a language expert with lost manuscripts to translate that chronicle their ancestors' thirteenth century battles
Seveneves : a novel by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. 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
The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of the world-shattering Mongolian invasion of 1241, Shield Brethren, an order of warrior monks, search for a way to overthrow the horde; Haakon must prove his mettle or lose his life in the ring; and Father Rodrigo takes up arms in the name of his Lord
Reamde by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having fled to British Columbia decades ago to avoid the draft, Richard Forthrast then amassed a fortune transporting marijuana over the border to Idaho. Now he spends his time playing a power-wielding online fantasy game and his money buying viral gold and other necessaries from Chinese gold farmers and, finally, launching his own techie start-up. Alas, one of the gold farmers sets off a virtual war for dominance that could be the end of Richard
In the beginning ... was the command line by Neal Stephenson( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is " the Word"--Neal Stephenson's word, certainly- about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. This book is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture past and present. He talks about the operating system tyrannies and downloaded popular revolutions as well as the internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, and not to mention the meaning of life itself.--[book cover]
 
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Cryptonomicon
Alternative Names

controlled identityBury, Stephen, 1959-

Bury, Stephen.

Bury, Stephen 1959-

Neal Stephenson Amerikaans schrijver

Neal Stephenson amerikansk författare

Neal Stephenson amerikansk skribent

Neal Stephenson amerykański pisarz

Neal Stephenson auteur de romans de science-fiction

Neal Stephenson autore di fantascienza statunitense

Neal Stephenson Escriptor estatunidenc de ciència ficció

Neal Stephenson sci-fi író

Neal Stephenson US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

Stephenson, N.

Stephenson, Neal Town.

Stephenson, Neal Town 1959-

Stephenson, Neil Town 1959-

Нийл Стивънсън

Нил Стивенсон

Ніл Стівенсон

ניל סטיבנסון

نیل استیفنسن نویسنده آمریکایی

نیل استیونسن

스티븐슨, 닐 1959-

스티븐슨, 닐 타운 1959-

スティーブンスン, ニール

ニール・スティーヴンスン

尼爾·史蒂芬森

尼尔·斯蒂芬森

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Snow crashQuicksilverAnathemReamdeThe diamond age, or, Young lady's illustrated primerThe confusionThe system of the worldZodiac : the eco-thriller