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American science fiction writerwd:Q312853
speculative fiction, historical fiction, essay
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Ames High School, Boston University
occupation: writer, novelist, science fiction writer
award received: Prometheus Award - Hall of Fame, Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, Hugo Award for Best Novel, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Ignotus Award for Best Foreign Novel
influenced by: Philip K. Dick, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Pynchon, Bruce Sterling, William Gibson
Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer known for his works of speculative fiction.
His novels have been categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, postcyberpunk, and baroque.
Stephenson's work explores subjects such as mathematics, cryptography, linguistics, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired. He has also written novels with his uncle, George Jewsbury ("J. Frederick George"), under the collective pseudonym Stephen Bury.
Stephenson has worked part-time as an advisor for Blue Origin, a company (founded by Jeff Bezos) developing a spacecraft and a space launch system, and is also a cofounder of Subutai Corporation, whose first offering is the interactive fiction project The Mongoliad. He is currently Magic Leap's Chief Futurist.
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essay by Neal Stephensonwd:Q8775712
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