I've had "In the Beginning...was the Command Line" by Neal Stephenson on my Amazon Wish list for a while, but I do realize it's not much of a science fiction / fantasy book (still going to get it some day).
Digging deeper into his work, I've found three books which I'm definitely going to get:
- Snow Crash
- The Diamond Age
I find the subjects he covers fascinating, and being a programmer, I'm tempted to read all three of them. I've already read William Gibson's Neuromancer, and it feels like I'm going to enjoy these ones in a similar way.
I read this question What is the connection between Snow Crash and The Diamond Age? and learned about the connection between these two books. Being the first time I'm reading Stephenson, between Snow Crash and The Diamond Age, which would you recommend me to read first? Which one is the "lighter" one for a new reader? Do they have a chronological order?
I don't want to get closed by asking something subjective, but is it OK if I ask you to feel free to add your book recommendations on these subjects on your answers and comments?