WorldCat Identities

Stephenson, Neal

Overview
Works: 203 works in 748 publications in 6 languages and 25,861 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Science fiction  Political fiction  Humorous stories  College stories  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories  Code and cipher stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.T3868, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
39 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,687 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
Snow crash by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
53 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,645 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
Anathem by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,387 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
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 2,359 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
The diamond age, or, Young lady's illustrated primer by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
42 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,205 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
Reamde by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,093 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 confusion by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,018 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, p. 4
The system of the world by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,884 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
Zodiac : the eco-thriller by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 640 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 604 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 )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A collection of essays from #1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson"--
In the beginning ...was the command line by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 467 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]
Reamde by Neal Stephenson ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 442 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 big U by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and German and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die amerikanische Megaversität ist eine ganz normale amerikanische Hochschule ... nur größer. Viel größer. Hunderttausende Studenten, die ihren täglichen Verrichtungen nachgehen, sind in dem Arkolog-ähnlichen Gebäude untergebracht: Politische Versammlungen, Demonstrationen, Vorlesungen, Partys ... alles geht seinen Gang. Wie kann es in dieser Idylle aber geschehen, dass ein Student bei einem harmlosen Spiel in der Kanalisation der Universität von mutierten Ratten zu Tode gebissen wird? Und was hat es mit den seltsamen Männern in luftdichten Schutzanzügen zu tun, die Fässer unbekannten Inhalts durch die tiefsten Kellergeschosse des Gebäudekomplexe transportieren? Mit Big U, seinem ersten, 1984 erschienenen Roman, hat Neal Stephenson eine rabenschwarze Swift'sche Satire geschrieben, in der sich spätere Meisterwerke wie Snow Crash, Diamond Age und Cryptonomicon bereits erahnen lassen. Nun liegt der lange vergessene Roman endlich auch in deutscher Übersetzung vor
The Mongoliad by Erik/ Bear, Greg/ Brassey, Joseph/ Galland, Nicole/ Moo, Cooper Bear ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 398 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
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 334 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. It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe, London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds, risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox. And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance. A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson ( )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 305 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
Interface by Stephen Bury ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
-- -- San Diego Union-Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition
The cobweb by Stephen Bury ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While his wife, an army reservist, flies to a Mideast crisis, Clyde Banks, a deputy sheriff in a small Midwestern town uncovers a plot that might have connections reaching halfway across the globe
The Mongoliad by Neal/ Bear, Greg/ Teppo, Mark/ Galland, Nicole/ Bear, Erik Stephenson ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conclusion of the epic adventures of the Shield-Brethren
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Bury, Stephen, 1959-

Bury, Stephen.
Bury, Stephen, 1959-
Bury, Stephen 1959- Pseudonym
Stephenson, N.
Stephenson, Neal Town.
Stephenson, Neal Town 1959-
Stephenson, Neil Town 1959-
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Languages
English (352)
German (14)
Italian (6)
Danish (4)
Estonian (2)
Hungarian (1)
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