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Neal Stephenson is an American writer known for his works of speculative fiction, which have been variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, cyberpunk, and post-cyberpunk.

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Rise and Fall of DODO: How reasonable is Grainne's syntax, as rendered in the text?

It's not much of a spoiler to reveal that there's a character named Grainne in Stephenson and Galland's The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O, nor that this character is mostly represented in the text by ...
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What inspired Shekondar?

Shekondar is a name that shows up across several unrelated Neal Stephenson books, always referring to something different. In The Big U: Tonight they were testing Shekondar Mark V, their state-of-the-...
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Four archetypal figures in Stephenson's "Diamond Age" and in Rajaniemi's "Le Flambeur trilogy"

Warning: minor spoilers to "Diamond Age" and "Le Flambeur" ahead. In "Le Flambeur", there are four Aun: Chimney Princess, Green Soldier, Kraken of Light and Flower Prince, former imaginary friends of ...
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Was there an opposing group in "Interface?"

Near the beginning of the novel Interface, we learn of an organization (actually a business coalition) called "The Network" that acts as a driving force behind the plot of the novel. It's briefly ...
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