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One of the most talented and creative authors working today, Neal Stephenson is renowned for his exceptional novels — works colossal in vision and mind-boggling in complexity. Exploring and blending a diversity of topics, including technology, economics, history, science, pop culture, and philosophy, his books are the products of a keen and adventurous intellect. Not surprisingly, Stephenson is regularly asked to contribute articles, lectures, and essays to numerous outlets, from major newspapers and cutting-edge magazines to college symposia. This remarkable collection brings together previously published short writings, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a new essay (and an extremely short story) created specifically for this volume.

Stephenson ponders a wealth of subjects, from movies and politics to David Foster Wallace and the Midwestern College Town; video games to classics-based sci-fi; how geekdom has become cool and how science fiction has become mainstream; the future of publishing and the origins of his novels.

By turns amusing and profound, critical and celebratory, yet always entertaining, Some Remarks offers a fascinating look into the prismatic mind of this extraordinary writer.

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson is, quite simply, one of the best and most respected writers alive. Hes taken sf to places its never been (Snow Crash, Anathem). Hes reinvented the historical novel (The Baroque Cycle), the international thriller (Reamde), and both at the same time (Cryptonomicon).

Now he treats his legion of fans to Some Remarks, an enthralling collection of essays — Stephenson's first nonfiction work since his long essay on technology, In the Beginning…Was the Command Line, more than a decade ago — as well as new and previously published short writings both fiction and non.

Some Remarks is a magnificent showcase of a brilliantly inventive mind and talent, as he discourses on everything from Sir Isaac Newton to Star Wars.

About the Author

Neal Stephenson is the author of Reamde, Anathem; the three-volume historical epic the Baroque Cycle (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World); Cryptonomicon; The Diamond Age; Snow Crash, which was named one of Time magazine's top one hundred all-time best English-language novels; and Zodiac. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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ISBN:
9780062024442
Author:
Stephenson, Neal
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Essays
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 x 0.648649 in 10.4 oz

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"Synopsis" by , #1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson is, quite simply, one of the best and most respected writers alive. Hes taken sf to places its never been (Snow Crash, Anathem). Hes reinvented the historical novel (The Baroque Cycle), the international thriller (Reamde), and both at the same time (Cryptonomicon).

Now he treats his legion of fans to Some Remarks, an enthralling collection of essays — Stephenson's first nonfiction work since his long essay on technology, In the Beginning…Was the Command Line, more than a decade ago — as well as new and previously published short writings both fiction and non.

Some Remarks is a magnificent showcase of a brilliantly inventive mind and talent, as he discourses on everything from Sir Isaac Newton to Star Wars.

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