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Stephenson, Neal

Overview
Works: 170 works in 915 publications in 15 languages and 29,567 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  History  Political fiction  Humorous fiction  Cyberpunk fiction  College stories  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories  Code and cipher stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3569.T3868, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson( Book )

86 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American computer hacker operating in Southeast Asia attempts to break a World War II cypher to find the location of a missing shipment of gold. The gold was stolen by the Japanese during the war. Bouncing between World War II and the World Wide Web, Cryptonomicon follows the exploits of Lawrence Waterhouse, a young mathematical genius assigned to a highly secretive outfit that has cracked the fabled Nazi enigma code
Snow crash by Neal Stephenson( Book )

99 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 2,483 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 )

50 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,257 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 )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,215 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
Reamde by Neal Stephenson( Book )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,047 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 )

55 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,923 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 )

49 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,830 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"--Cover page 4
The system of the world by Neal Stephenson( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisk roman. 1714 vender Daniel Waterhouse tilbage til England efter et mindre heldigt ophold i de amerikanske kolonier og overlever med nd og nppe et angreb fra den legendariske pirat Blackbeard. Snart bliver han involveret i en ubehagelig konflikt der truer Englands nyskabte monetre system og involverer bl.a. naturvidenskabsmanden og skabsalkymisten Isaac Newton
Seveneves : [a novel] by Neal Stephenson( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 1,559 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
Zodiac : the eco-thriller by Neal Stephenson( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 634 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 )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and German and held by 565 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 508 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
Reamde by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 441 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 Erik/ Bear, Greg/ Brassey, Joseph/ Galland, Nicole/ Moo, Cooper Bear( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 417 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 )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 410 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]
Seveneves : a novel by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 371 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 big U by Neal Stephenson( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 331 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
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and German and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American computer hacker operating in Southeast Asia attempts to break a World War II cypher to find the location of a missing shipment of gold. The gold was stolen by the Japanese during the war. By the author of The Diamond Age
Interface by Neal Stephenson( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 218 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 frfattare

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 cincia ficci

Neal Stephenson US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

Stephenson, N.

Stephenson, Neal Town.

Stephenson, Neal Town 1959-

Stephenson, Neil Town 1959-

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Нил Стивенсон

Ніл Стівенсон

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نیل استیفنسن نویسنده آمریکایی

スティーブンスン, ニール

ニール・スティーヴンスン

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