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Neal Stephenson

Auteur van Het babelvirus

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Neal Stephenson, the science fiction author, was born on October 31, 1959 in Maryland. He graduated from Boston University in 1981 with a B.A. in Geography with a minor in physics. His first novel, The Big U, was published in 1984. It received little attention and stayed out of print until toon meer Stephenson allowed it to be reprinted in 2001. His second novel was Zodiac: The Eco-Thriller was published in 1988, but it was his novel Snow Crash (1992) that brought him popularity. It fused memetics, computer viruses, and other high-tech themes with Sumerian mythology. Neal Stephenson has won several awards: Hugo for Best Novel for The Diamond Age (1996), the Arthur C. Clarke for Best Novel for Quicksilver (2004), and the Prometheus Award for Best Novel for The System of the World (2005). He recently completed the The Baroque Cycle Trilogy, a series of historical novels. It consists of eight books and was originally published in three volumes and Reamde. His latest novel is entitled The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O. Stephenson also writes under the pseudonym Stephen Bury. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
Fotografie: U.S. novelist Neal Stephenson at Science Foo Camp 2008. Author Bob Lee; cropped by Beyond My Ken

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Werken van Neal Stephenson

Het babelvirus (1992) 20,244 exemplaren
Cryptonomicon (1999) 17,114 exemplaren
De Alchemist (1995) 11,209 exemplaren
Quicksilver (2003) 8,975 exemplaren
Anathem (2008) 8,340 exemplaren
The Confusion (2004) 6,482 exemplaren
The System of the World (2004) 5,888 exemplaren
Seveneves (2015) 4,862 exemplaren
Reamde (2011) 4,297 exemplaren
Zodiac (1988) 4,118 exemplaren
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (2017) 2,086 exemplaren
Interface (1994) 1,820 exemplaren
Quicksilver (2003) 1,656 exemplaren
The Big U (1984) 1,621 exemplaren
Fall; or, Dodge in Hell (2019) — Auteur — 1,504 exemplaren
The Cobweb (1996) 1,105 exemplaren
Termination Shock (2021) 950 exemplaren
The Mongoliad: Book One (2012) 870 exemplaren
The Mongoliad: Book Two (2012) 409 exemplaren
King of the Vagabonds (2004) 368 exemplaren
The Mongoliad: Book Three (2013) 345 exemplaren
Odalisque (2003) 317 exemplaren
Cryptonomicon, Part 1 (of 3) (1999) 262 exemplaren
Cryptonomicon, Part 2 (of 3) (2001) 190 exemplaren
Cryptonomicon, Part 3 (of 3) (2001) 187 exemplaren
Atmosphæra Incognita (2019) 124 exemplaren
Currency {Baroque Cycle, Book 7} (2006) 80 exemplaren
Anathem {Part 1 of 2} (2010) 38 exemplaren
Anathem {Part 2 of 2} (2010) 33 exemplaren
Les Deux Mondes T1 (2014) 16 exemplaren
New Found Land: The Long Haul (2021) 14 exemplaren
Spew {story} 6 exemplaren
2006 5 exemplaren
 Stephenson Neal 2 exemplaren
Eos Reader 1998-2008 (2008) 2 exemplaren
Choc terminal - tome 2 (2023) 2 exemplaren
Snow Crash {Part 1 of 2} (2001) 2 exemplaren
Seven Eves (Chinese Edition) (2018) 1 exemplaar
The Future of Ideas 1 exemplaar
ERA DEL DIAMANTE (L') (2023) 1 exemplaar
Snowcrash 1 exemplaar
Locus 526, November 2004 (2004) 1 exemplaar
Cryptonomicon 1 exemplaar
Two for the Road 1 exemplaar

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Algemene kennis

Gangbare naam
Stephenson, Neal
Officiële naam
Stephenson, Neal Town
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Bury, Stephen (pseudonym)
Geboortedatum
1959
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
USA
Geboorteplaats
Fort Meade, Maryland, USA
Woonplaatsen
Fort Meade, Maryland, USA
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA
Ames, Iowa, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
Opleiding
Boston University (BA | Geography | 1981)
Beroepen
novelist
short story writer
essayist
Subutai Corporation (Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder)
Relaties
Jewsbury, George Frederick (samen onder pseud. Stephen Bury)
Organisaties
The Clock of the Long Now Project
Subutai Corporation
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Hugo Award (1996)
Arthur C. Clarke Award (2004)
Science Fiction Chronicle Reader Award (1996)
Prometheus Award (2005)
Locus Award (1996, 2000, 2005, 2009)
Agent
Liz Darhansoff
Korte biografie
Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer known for his works of speculative fiction.

His novels have been categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, postcyberpunk, and baroque.

Stephenson's work explores subjects such as mathematics, cryptography, linguistics, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired. He has also written novels with his uncle, George Jewsbury ("J. Frederick George"), under the collective pseudonym Stephen Bury.

Stephenson has worked part-time as an advisor for Blue Origin, a company (founded by Jeff Bezos) developing a spacecraft and a space launch system,[1] and is also a cofounder of Subutai Corporation, whose first offering is the interactive fiction project The Mongoliad. He is currently Magic Leap's Chief Futurist.

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purchased the latest Neal Stephenson book yesterday in The Green Dragon (augustus 2019)
entry point for Neal Stephenson in Science Fiction Fans (juni 2013)

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Het boek is erg lijvig, 1085 pagina´s. Dat trok me aan toen ik het aankocht. Op een of andere manier grijp ik steeds naar de dikke pillen. Ook het onderwerp sprak me meteen aan, maar toch heb ik het boek nooit uitgelezen. Slechter nog, ik raakte slechts tot pagina 205 (het touwtje steekt er nog tussen).
In het boek komen erg veel wiskundige uiteenzettingen voor en daar knapte ik een beetje op af vrees ik. Toch heb ik het boek nooit weggedaan, ondanks het vele verhuizen. Dat betekent dat ik het vroeg of laat weer ter hand ga nemen, want het onderwerp blijft me mateloos boeien...
Om in één spannend verhaal de menselijke psyche, wiskunde, culturele tradities en high -tech computeruiteenzettingen te verweven moet je een groot schrijver zijn.
Het ontbreekt me alleen aan doorzettingsvermogen om me er doorheen te worstelen.
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Werken
79
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15
Leden
108,928
Populariteit
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Waardering
4.0
Besprekingen
2,569
ISBNs
629
Talen
23
Favoriet
777

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