A biography and literary career of neal stephenson an american writer

The tone of his books is generally more irreverent and less serious than that of previous cyberpunk novels, notably those of William Gibson. He graduated in with a B. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired. His writings demonstrate a strong affinity with the practitioners and artifacts of low cultureincluding comic books and cartoonspulp fictionpopular films, television programscookeryurban mythsparanoia and conspiracy theoriesand folk art.

This distinguishes him from other mainstream science fiction authors who tend to focus on a few technological or social changes in isolation from others.

The discursive nature of his writing, together with significant plot and character complexity and an abundance of detail suggests a baroque writing style, which Stephenson brought fully to bear in the three-volume Baroque Cycle.

The titles and exact breakdown vary in different markets. Composed in part of a series of interwoven pastiches of popular fiction genres from the era in which it is set, the novel inspired mixed reactions from critics and reviewers.

The Baroque Cycle is a series of historical novels set in the 17th and 18th centuries, and is in some respects a prequel to Cryptonomicon. It was originally published in three volumes of two or three books each — QuicksilverThe Confusion and The System of the World — but was subsequently republished as eight separate books: For example, the paperback editions of Cryptonomicon are over eleven hundred pages long [27] with the novel containing various digressions, including a lengthy erotic story about antique furniture and stockings.

He expected the first two volumes to be released in mid-to-late In Maythe Subutai Corporation, of which Stephenson was named chairman, announced the production of an experimental multimedia fiction project called The Mongoliadwhich centered around a narrative written by Stephenson and other speculative fiction authors.

Stephenson at this time would later be described by Mike Godwin as "a slight, unassuming grad-student type whose soft-spoken demeanor gave no obvious indication that he had written the manic apotheosis of cyberpunk science fiction.

Some commentators acknowledged it as a welcome return to form. Style[ edit ] Poet L. Quicksilver, Applied Minds debuted The Metaweb, an online wiki annotating the ideas and historical period explored in the novel. This story, significantly reworked by Pynchon, appears as Chapter 3 of V. His mother worked in a biochemistry laboratory, and her father was a biochemistry professor.

Frederick George"under the collective pseudonym Stephen Bury. The book was advertised by the publisher as "part- noirpart- psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon— private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a cannabis haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.

His novels have been variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, and "postcyberpunk. The concept of the game was to use motion control to provide an immersive experience. Neither novel attracted much critical attention on first publication, but showcased concerns that Stephenson would further develop in his later work.

Pynchon described the decision as "a moment of temporary insanity", but noted that he was "too stubborn to let any of them go, let alone all of them.

One reviewer remarked, "It is brilliant, but it is exhaustingly brilliant. Essays and Other Writing.

Neal Stephenson : biography

Stephenson at this time would later be described by Mike Godwin as "a slight, unassuming grad-student type whose soft-spoken demeanor gave no obvious indication that he had written the manic apotheosis of cyberpunk science fiction.

The titles and exact breakdown vary in different markets. Against the Day A variety of rumors pertaining to the subject matter of Against the Day circulated for a number of years. It did, however, receive a positive review from the novelist Salman Rushdie.

Following this, Stephenson published a novel titled Anathema very long and detailed work, perhaps best described as speculative fiction. Frederick Georgeto publish a political thriller, Interfaceunder the pen name "Stephen Bury"; [8] they followed this in with The Cobweb.Buy Some Remarks Main by Neal Stephenson (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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