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Stephenson, Neal

Overview
Works: 138 works in 824 publications in 18 languages and 27,226 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Science fiction  Political fiction  Humorous fiction  Cyberpunk fiction  College stories  Suspense fiction  Counterfactual histories  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3569.T3868,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neal Stephenson
Snow crash by Neal Stephenson( Book )

105 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 2,487 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 2,258 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 )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,210 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 )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,048 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 )

66 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,959 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 )

56 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,832 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
Seveneves : [a novel] by Neal Stephenson( Book )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 1,704 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
The system of the world by Neal Stephenson( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,700 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 )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 710 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 580 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 560 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 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 )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 440 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 )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 433 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
The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fusing historical events with a gripping fictional narrative, this first book in the Mongoliad trilogy reveals a secret history of Europe in the thirteenth century. As the Mongols swept across Asia and were poised to invade Europe in 1241, a small band of warriors, inheritors of an ancient secret tradition, conceived a desperate plan to stop the attack. They must kill the Khan of Khans; if they fail, all of Christendom will be destroyed. In the late nineteenth century, a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados provided Sir Richard F. Burton, well-known expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, a collection of long-lost manuscripts to translate. Burton's work was subsequently misplaced, only to be discovered by a team of amateur archaeologists in the ruins of a mansion in Treiste. From Burton's translations and the original source material, the epic tale of The Mongoliad was recreated
Seveneves : a novel by Neal Stephenson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 412 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
In the beginning ... was the command line by Neal Stephenson( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 403 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 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 298 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
Interface by Neal Stephenson( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 222 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-

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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QuicksilverAnathemReamdeThe diamond age, or, Young lady's illustrated primerThe confusionThe system of the worldZodiac : the eco-thrillerAnathem