A biography and literary career of neal stephenson an american writer

Frederick George, to publish a political thriller, Interface, under the pen name "Stephen Bury"; they followed this in with The Cobweb. One concept he cited as an example of such visionary concepts is the idea of a kilometer "tall tower" extending to the edges of the atmosphere; [27] Stephenson then followed this up with work in collaboration with Arizona State University on the engineering of such tall towers.

Frederick Georgeto publish a political thriller, Interfaceunder the pen name "Stephen Bury"; [8] they followed this in with The Cobweb. This distinguishes him from other mainstream science fiction authors who tend to focus on a few technological or social changes in isolation from others.

At the same time, the novel also investigates homosexualitycelibacy and both medically sanctioned and illicit psychedelic drug use. 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.

It has subsequently been reissued in three separate volumes in some countries, including in French and Spanish translations. He graduated from Ames High School in SinceStephenson has lived mostly in the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Seattle with his family.

The titles and exact breakdown vary in different markets. He graduated in with a B. His novels have been variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, and "postcyberpunk. The project was influenced by the online encyclopaedia Wikipediaand its content included annotations from Stephenson himself.

The titles and exact breakdown vary in different markets. 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.

Thomas Pynchon

Another early story, "Under the Rose"includes among its cast of characters a cyborg set anachronistically in Victorian-era Egypt a type of writing now called steampunk. Stephenson worked at Blue Origin — Jeff Bezos spaceflight company—for seven years in the early s when the focus was on "novel alternate approaches to spacealternate propulsion systems and business models", but left after Blue became a more standard aerospace company.

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.

Neal Stephenson

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.

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.

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.

He expected the first two volumes to be released in mid-to-late He has also written novels with his uncle, George Jewsbury "J.

Neal Stephenson : biography

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.

In his introduction to Slow LearnerPynchon acknowledges a debt to the anarchic bandleader Spike Jonesand inhe penned a word set of liner notes for the album Spiked!

Thus his remarkably supple diction can first treat of a painful and delicate love scene and then roar, without pause, into the sounds and echoes of a drugged and drunken orgy.

Style[ edit ] Poet L.Thomas Pynchon; Born: Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr. May 8, (age 81) Glen American literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along Steve Erickson, David Mitchell, Neal Stephenson, Dave Eggers, and Tommaso Pincio whose pseudonym is an Italian rendering of Pynchon's name.

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Neal Stephenson Neal Stephenson Writer Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, ) is an American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative billsimas.com novels have been variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, and "postcyberpunk.".

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