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Posted on 11 February 2018 | 4:54 pm
Bedside Table: Nicole Galland - The Martha's
Bedside Table: Nicole Galland - The Martha's Vineyard TimesMartha's Vineyard TimesFirst off, I have to fess up to owning an (early-generation) Kindle, which you can see poking out of the bottom of the pile; I almost never use it, but I recently got back from a 7-week trip around the world and it was lighter than books. I've been ...and more »
Posted on 9 February 2018 | 10:36 am
Stephenson Wins 2018 Heinlein Award - Locus
Locus OnlineStephenson Wins 2018 Heinlein AwardLocus OnlineNeal Stephenson is the winner of the 2018 Robert A. Heinlein Award, given for “outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space,” recognizing his body of work, including 15 novels and ...
Posted on 8 February 2018 | 10:03 am
Space the Nation: Are we being watched? -
Syfy WireSpace the Nation: Are we being watched?Syfy WireThe idea of the internet did seem to goose the production of “they're watching you” narratives, and found a plausible future in the baroque creepiness of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson. Popular movies featuring mass surveillance seem ironically ...
Posted on 6 February 2018 | 10:23 am
Netflix's Altered Carbon is TV's raddest
VoxNetflix's Altered Carbon is TV's raddest science fiction showVoxThe cyberpunk work you're likely most familiar with is the Matrix trilogy, where humans are trapped by machines in a simulation and hackers are our only hope, but the movement also contains a lot of great novels by writers like William Gibson and Neal ...and more »
Posted on 3 February 2018 | 5:20 am
Vigilante Hackers Reign In The Addictive
Now, Mr. Robot is not wholly original. Esmail has clearly read cyberpunk masters like William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, and studied the work of director David Fincher — every episode seems to echo something from one of Fincher’s movies. Yet he wields ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 12:24 pm
Vigilante Computer Geeks Reign In The
Now, Mr. Robot is not wholly original. Esmail has clearly read cyberpunk masters like William Gibson and Neal Stephenson and studied the work of director David Fincher — every episode seems to echo something from one of Fincher's movies. Yet he wields ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 7:28 am
Neal Stephenson: Exponential Crisis
Neal Town Stephenson was born October 31, 1959 in Fort Meade MD, and grew up in Iowa. In 1981 he graduated from Boston University with a BA in geography and a minor in physics. With Greg Bear and other writers he collaborated on serialized historical ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 4:38 am
Digital dystopias: Joshua Cohen and David
The book’s many plot-driven thrills and spills are complemented by sci-fi inventions that owe a debt to Michael Crichton and Neal Stephenson – only the root of all evil is no longer the Kremlin, the Pentagon or hubristic science, but the shady ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 9:20 pm
The FitNatic Nourish, and other cautionary
Clang Don't let the participation of celebrities cloud your judgment. Neal Stephenson is a brilliant author, but his game-development project burned through more than $500,000 in crowd-sourced capital before it vaporized. In March 2013, 3,927 backers ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 10:30 am