Some Remarks by Neal Stephenson audiobook

Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing

By Neal Stephenson
Read by Jeff Cummings

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11.61 Hours Unabridged
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“Neal Stephenson has made a name for himself as a writer whose imagination knows no limits.” —Salon #1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson is, quite simply, one of the best and most respected writers alive. He’s taken sf to places it’s never been (Snow Crash, Anathem). He’s reinvented the historical novel (The Baroque Cycle), the international thriller (Reamde), and both at the same time (Cryptonomicon). Now he treats his legion of fans to Some Remarks, an enthralling collection of essays—Stephenson’s first nonfiction work since his long essay on technology, In the Beginning…Was the Command Line, more than a decade ago—as well as new and previously published short writings both fiction and non. Some Remarks is a magnificent showcase of a brilliantly inventive mind and talent, as he discourses on everything from Sir Isaac Newton to Star Wars.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

A 2013 Locus Award Nominee

“Neal Stephenson has made a name for himself as a writer whose imagination knows no limits.”
Salon

#1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson is, quite simply, one of the best and most respected writers alive. He’s taken sf to places it’s never been (Snow Crash, Anathem). He’s reinvented the historical novel (The Baroque Cycle), the international thriller (Reamde), and both at the same time (Cryptonomicon). Now he treats his legion of fans to Some Remarks, an enthralling collection of essays—Stephenson’s first nonfiction work since his long essay on technology, In the Beginning…Was the Command Line, more than a decade ago—as well as new and previously published short writings both fiction and non. Some Remarks is a magnificent showcase of a brilliantly inventive mind and talent, as he discourses on everything from Sir Isaac Newton to Star Wars.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sometimes when you’re reading Neal Stephenson, he doesn’t just seem like one of the best novelists writing in English right now; he seems like the only one.” Lev Grossman, Time 
“There’s an intellectual pill buried deep in Mr. Stephenson’s narrative candy, one powerful enough that he deserves to be classified as a major national and international resource.” Wall Street Journal
“The collection’s range and the author’s lively voice keep it entertaining…Stephenson fans will surely find much to enjoy.” Publishers Weekly
“A must-read for Stephenson’s fans, of course, but also for readers who enjoy thought-provoking, entertaining, and (occasionally) just plain out-there nonfiction.” Booklist
“Includes the text of a speech at Gresham College, a revealing interview with Salon, and a massively long but massively interesting piece of investigative journalism for Wired, which deals with the history, technology, and logistics of the submarine cable industry. [Stephenson] traveled across the world—and back in time—to explain in ways surely comprehensible to most readers how all of this started, how it works, and what it costs…The historical significance of his work is sizeable. Readers will emerge from that labyrinthine piece with a more comprehensive understanding of how the Internet works, how information gets from here to there and back again…[An] engaging assortment from a talented literary mind.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Neal Stephenson

Author Bio: Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson is known for his speculative fiction works, variously categorized as science fiction, historical fiction, maximalism, and cyberpunk. He is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English