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Stephenson, Neal

Overview
Works: 187 works in 802 publications in 11 languages and 26,035 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Humorous stories  Science fiction  College stories  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories  Code and cipher stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.T3868, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neal Stephenson
Snow crash by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
71 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,729 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
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
49 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,722 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
Anathem by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,422 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
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
41 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,388 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
The diamond age, or, Young lady's illustrated primer by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
47 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,230 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
Reamde by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,148 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 confusion by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
42 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,024 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, p. 4
The system of the world by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,879 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 )
24 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 652 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 )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A collection of essays from #1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson"--
Anathem by Neal Stephenson ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 607 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
In the beginning ...was the command line by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 453 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]
Reamde by Neal Stephenson ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 446 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 Erik/ Bear, Greg/ Brassey, Joseph/ Galland, Nicole/ Moo, Cooper Bear ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 408 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 big U by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and German and held by 401 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 ( )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 366 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. By the author of The Diamond Age
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight
Interface by Neal Stephenson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 301 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 advantagge. An advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. A biochip 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. He's more than the perfect candidate. He's a special effect
The Mongoliad by Neal/ Bear, Greg/ Teppo, Mark/ Galland, Nicole/ Bear, Erik Stephenson ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conclusion of the epic adventures of the Shield-Brethren
The cobweb by Stephen Bury ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While his wife, an army reservist, flies to a Mideast crisis, Clyde Banks, a deputy sheriff in a small Midwestern town uncovers a plot that might have connections reaching halfway across the globe
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Bury, Stephen, 1959-

Bury, Stephen.
Bury, Stephen 1959-
Stephenson, N.
Stephenson, Neal Town.
Stephenson, Neal Town 1959-
Stephenson, Neil Town 1959-
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Languages
English (384)
German (32)
Spanish (18)
Italian (9)
Danish (4)
French (3)
Estonian (2)
Polish (2)
Dutch (2)
Hungarian (1)
Romanian (1)
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