7th Circuit orders new sentencing hearing
Townhall7th Circuit orders new sentencing hearing for man on death rowIndiana LawyerIn 1996, John Stephenson was charged in Indiana with the murders of three people riding in a truck and related crimes, including theft of ammunition for the type of rifle used in the murder. The ammunition was stolen from one of the victim's trailer ...Court overturns Indiana death sentence in 'stun belt' caseStreetInsider.comall 3 news articles »
Posted on 4 August 2017 | 12:31 pm
New science fiction and fantasy books - San
San Francisco ChronicleNew science fiction and fantasy booksSan Francisco ChronicleStephenson has many sterling qualities — a playful sense of humor, a willingness to tackle big subjects with accuracy and rigor, a facility with thriller plots that contain well-hidden surprises. These traits are all on display in “The Rise and Fall ...
Posted on 4 August 2017 | 11:33 am
Attack The Block: an underappreciated gem -
Den of Geek UKAttack The Block: an underappreciated gemDen of Geek UKIn 2012, he signed to direct his own adaptation of Neal Stephenson's novel Snow Crash at Paramount, but as of this year no start date has been set. Similarly, a “real-life James Bond movie” about the founding of MI6 called Section 6 was first talked ...
Posted on 3 August 2017 | 10:27 pm
3 ways cities can save cultural spaces -
Citiscope3 ways cities can save cultural spacesCitiscopeFor the city that gave the world grunge music and inspired sci-fi writers such as Neal Stephenson and Octavia Butler, this is not acceptable. That's why the local government here has created a position tasked specifically with maintaining Seattle's ...
Posted on 1 August 2017 | 7:39 am
The Coming Microbot Revolution - Machine
Machine DesignThe Coming Microbot RevolutionMachine DesignIn Neal Stephenson's book The Diamond Age, nations and other well-resourced entities would quietly engage in warfare with each other via countless hosts of tiny robots. The actual perpetrators of these micro wars were not usually known, and the ...
Posted on 31 July 2017 | 9:31 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