Neal Town Stephenson (1959) received popularity as an American writer who obtained recognition for his speculative fiction novels. Other characteristics his books give include historical fiction, cyberpunk, post-cyberpunk, baroque and science fiction. Some of his fields of interests include cryptography, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, historical sciences, and currency. He also publishes non-fiction articles focused on the technological fields. One of his novels, for example, received the name Wired (1993) and became extensively popular.
Stephenson received a part-time position as an advisor for Blue Origin who develops space launch systems and spacecraft. He also became the co-founder of Subutai Corporation and started with The Mongoliad, an interactive fiction project. Stephenson works as Magic Leap’s Chief Futurist.
He attended the Ames High School in 1977 and studied at Boston University majoring in physics. Stephenson changed his major to geography. He received a B.A. degree with a specialisation in geography during 1981 and settled in Seattle with his family. His first novel named The Big U (1984) presented a satirical stance on American Megaversity life. His follow up novel received the name of Zodiac and became published in 1988.
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