Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson


Neal Stephenson's writing catapults the reader into his deeply imaginative, meticulously researched and captivating worlds. Crafting gripping stories across genres from cyber-punk, historical fiction, speculative and science fiction to thoughtful non-fiction writing on technology and culture, Stephenson's sharp eye and voracious intellect deliver full immersion into his narratives. 

A long-time friend of The Long Now Foundation, Stephenson contributed early ideas for the 10,000 Year Clock which grew into elements of his 02008 novel, Anathem. His newest book, Polostan, will be released on October 15, 02024.

We are thrilled to be hosting the launch of Neal Stephenson's newest book Polostan. This is the first installment in a monumental new series called Bomb Light - an expansive historical epic of intrigue and international espionage, presaging the dawn of the Atomic Age. 

Set against the turbulent decades of the early twentieth century, Polostan is an inventive, richly detailed, and deeply entertaining historical epic from Stephenson, whose prior books include Cryptonomiconm and The Baroque Cycle. More details will be announced soon, and tickets will go on sale in September. 

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