WorldCat Identities

Stephenson, Neal

Works: 202 works in 935 publications in 18 languages and 27,885 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  History  Humorous fiction  Cyberpunk fiction  Political fiction  College stories  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3569.T3868, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Neal Stephenson
Snow crash by Neal Stephenson( Book )

104 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 2,512 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 )

47 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,266 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 )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,222 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
The diamond age, or, Young lady's illustrated primer by Neal Stephenson( Book )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,900 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 )

53 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,826 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"--Page 4 of cover
Zodiac : the eco-thriller by Neal Stephenson( Book )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 707 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
Some remarks : essays and other writing by Neal Stephenson( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays from #1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson"--
Anathem by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and German and held by 561 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 504 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 )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 447 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
Reamde by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 437 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
The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson( Book )

3 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
In the beginning ... was the command line by Neal Stephenson( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 404 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]
The big U by Neal Stephenson( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times Book Review called Neal Stephenson's most recent novel "electrifying" and "hilarious". but if you want to know Stephenson was doing twenty years before he wrote the epic Cryptonomicon, it's back-to-school time. Back to The Big U, that is, a hilarious send-up of American college life starring after years our of print, The Big U is required reading for anyone interested in the early work of this singular writer
Interface by Neal Stephenson( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's no way William A. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. He's a likable midwestern governor with one insidious advantage--an advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. A biochip implanted in his head hardwires him to a computerized polling system. The mood of the electorate is channeled directly into his brain. Forget issues. Forget policy. Cozzano is more than the perfect candidate. He's a special effect
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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 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

스티븐슨, 닐 1959-

스티븐슨, 닐 타운 1959-

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QuicksilverAnathemThe diamond age, or, Young lady's illustrated primerThe confusionZodiac : the eco-thrillerAnathemReamdeIn the beginning ... was the command line