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Stephenson, Neal

Overview
Works: 159 works in 887 publications in 15 languages and 28,798 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Science fiction  Humorous stories  Suspense fiction  College stories  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  Spy 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 )

83 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 2,545 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 )

96 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 2,467 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 )

49 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,261 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 )

38 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since childhood, Raz has lived behind the walls of a 3400-year-old monastery, a sanctuary for scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians. There, he and his cohorts are sealed off from the illiterate, irrational, and unpredictable 'saecular' world
Reamde by Neal Stephenson( Book )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,042 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 )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,931 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 )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, master of markets, pawn and confident of enemy kings, one-time Turkish harem girl, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France's most dashing privateer
The system of the world by Neal Stephenson( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,730 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
Seveneves : [a novel] by Neal Stephenson( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 969 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 )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 632 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 )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 578 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
Some remarks : essays and other writing by Neal Stephenson( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays from #1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson"
The cobweb by Neal Stephenson( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Gulf War approaches, Iraqi agents in the U.S. prepare biological terror. The plot is discovered by Sheriff Clyde Banks as he investigates the murder of an Arab student in an agricultural college in Iowa
Interface by Neal Stephenson( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political thriller about a presidential candidate who suffers a stroke and as part of a new therapy has a chip implanted in his brain. The chip enables him to do many extraordinary things, such as sense the mood of the voters. Only problem is the chip is controlled by some nasty people
The Mongoliad( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 506 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 )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 444 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 416 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 )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 413 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 )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 335 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
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight
 
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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 autore di fantascienza statunitense

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

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