Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is the author of diverse novels, including Snowcrash and Cryptonimicon. He won the Arthur C Clarke award for Quicksilver (volume one of the historical epic, The Baroque Cycle) and has been shortlisted for the award 6 times. His latest novel is Reamde and a collection of his essays, Some Remarks, will be available later this year (2012).

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