"Praise for Neal Stephenson: I have seldom felt such humble, intoxicated, euphoric and droolingly grateful awe as before Neal Stephenson's ... Baroque Cycle" -- Christopher Brookmyre, Glasgow Herald "The Confusion Ideas about currency and calculus become thrilling because of the way Stephenson incorporates them into his story ... Huge in scope ... rich in detail ... This weird, wonderful collision of scholarship and storytelling has no peer" Time Out "Quicksilver: A tour-de-force ... Dense, witty, erudite and gripping, Quicksilver is ... an indication that Stephenson's Baroque Cycle is shaping up to be a far more impressive literary endeavour than most so-called "serious" fiction. No scholarly, and intellectually provocative, historical novel has been this much fun since The Name of the Rose" -- Charles Shaar Murray The Independent "Cryptonomicon: The Gravity's Rainbow of the information age ... an astonishing, monumental performance; and if the rumours of a sequel are true, I can hardly wait" The Independent --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Neal Stephenson is the author of The System Of The World, The Confusion, Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and other books and articles.
J. Frederick George is a historian and writer living in Paris.
Well written but not typical of Stephenson's current body of work.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Disappointingly mundane compared to Stephenson's other work. Not science fiction.Published 2 months ago by jdgalt
It's 1990 and this reviewer is carried back from his present to his past. A thrill ride sprinkled with whimsical dialogue. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sean R McCormick
A solid thriller, and it feels extremely realistic and well-researched. Stephenson & George's characters have the ring of truth and are textbook examples of the idea of ordinary... Read morePublished 5 months ago by David Allen
I'm rereading Neal Stephenson's work starting with Snow Crash. To me his earlier stuff seemed a learning experience and then he established himself as a generation's leading light... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Barry Melius
I think Neal Stephenson is one of the, if not the best, contemporary writers. His style is intelligent and clever. Several of his books rate in my top 100 list, including Anthem. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I'm a big Neal Stephenson fan. "The Cobweb" has all the elements I've grown to expect: twist in the plot, enough history and science to keep it interesting without being... Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Crowe
All of Neal Stephenson's books are entertaining and thought provoking but this is lighter than the ones he wrote under his own name. That is not a bad thing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bhakta Jim
I've been on an action novel kick for a few months and was getting dissatisfied with other authors I was trying out. Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. J. McDonald