Neal Stephenson is the author of the three-volume historical epic 'The Baroque Cycle' (Quicksilver, The Confusion and The System of the World) as well as the novels Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age (winner of a Hugo Award), Snow Crash, Zodiac, Anathem and Reamde. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
A brilliant, tricky, twenty-first-century version of
Pygmalion * Guardian *
A wealth of hip, social and technological riffs, stories-within-stories and not a few good jokes. Invest * Time Out *
The Quentin Tarantino of postcyberpunk science fiction. Stephenson has upped the form's ante with rambunctious glee * Village Voice *
A new era in science fiction. People will walk around slack-jawed for days and reemerge with a radically redefined sense of reality -- Bruce Sterling
Establishes Stephenson as a powerful voice for the cyber age. At once whimsical, satirical, and cautionary * USA Today *