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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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What is the connection between Snow Crash and The Diamond Age?

I've heard that these two novels by Neal Stephenson take place in the same universe. What connections exist between the two novels and what is the time-line like?
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The ending of The Diamond Age

I have just finished rereading Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age for about the fourth time and am still confused about the ending. The part that is confusing me is as follows:
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Is it possible to use an EMP weapon, as described in Cryptonomicon?

In chapter 76, Pulse, we see a parking lot, a street, and (the contents of) a building across the street being taken out by an EMP gun. The target was a computer within the building. This is ...
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Is there a longer version of "Jipi and the Paranoid Chip"?

In the version of "Jipi and the Paranoid Chip" that appears online, there's a note at the top: "(excerpt as appeared in Forbes, July 7, 1997)." Was the version that appeared in Forbes an excerpt of a ...
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