Neal Stephenson is one of the great American writers (many of his novels number-one bestsellers) renowned for works colossal in vision and mind-boggling in complexity which explore and blend a diversity of topics, including technology, economics, history, science, pop culture, and philosophy. He is also a leading thinker and commentator on many issues from mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, to the history of science and technology. In this special event marking the publication of Some Remarks – a collection of his non-fiction – he looks at movies and politics, David Foster Wallace, video games and classics-based sci-fi; how geekdom has become cool and how science fiction has become mainstream (whether people admit it or not); the future of publishing and the origins of his novels. By turns amusing and profound, critical and celebratory, yet always entertaining, this evening will provide a fascinating insight into the mind of this extraordinary writer.
Neal Stephenson is the author of the three-volume historical epic “The Baroque Cycle” (Quicksilver, The Confusion, and The System of the World) and the novels Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, Zodiac and Reamde. His new book is Some Remarks – a collection of his non-fiction writings. Four of his last five novels have been number-one New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Seattle. Visit his website at www.nealstephenson.com.
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