Neal Stephenson is the bestselling author of the novels Reamde, Anathem, The System of the World, The Confusion, Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and Zodiac, and the groundbreaking nonfiction work In the Beginning . . . Was the Command Line. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
"Electifying...hilarious...a picaresque novel about code making and code breaking, set both during World War II and during the present day."--"New York Times Book Review"Suspenseful...moves along as such a fantastic clip."--"Wall Street Journal"Rambling and revelatory...[Stephenson is] the hacker Hemingway."--"Newsweek"An engrossing look at the way the flow of information shapes history."--"Entertainment Weekly(A)"Fascinating...hysterical."--"USA Today"Big, complex, and ambitious...Promises to be one of the most extravagant literary creations of the turn of the millennium--and beyond."--"Publishers Weekly (starred review)"A hell of a read."--"Wired"Stephenson's new book proves that he is the rarest of geniuses."--"New York Post"A powerfully imagined story revolving around a vast conspiracy affecting history and different generations in one family who attempt to unravel its secrets."--"Seattle Post Intelligencer"There is a scope here, a wildness, that you rarely find in fiction today. Buckle up."--"Minneapolis Star Tribune