Neal Stephenson Books

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With an unmistakable bushy goatee, Neal Stephenson has a consecrated aura about him. In one of his many signature photos wherein his face is a blank mask, a jaundiced eye might mistake the impassive man for a portrait of a deity. At least literal acclaim has lionized him. Meet Neal Stephenson.

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Order of Baroque Cycle Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Quicksilver 2003 Description / Buy
2 The Confusion 2004 Description / Buy
3 The System of the World 2004 Description / Buy

Order of D.O.D.O. Series with Nicole Galland

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1 The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. 2017 Description / Buy
2 Master of the Revels ( By: Nicole Galland) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Foreworld Saga Series

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1 Sinner (Short Story) ( By: Mark Teppo) 2001 Description / Buy
2 The Mongoliad: Book One 2012 Description / Buy
3 The Mongoliad: Book Two 2012 Description / Buy
4 Dreamer (Short Story) ( By: Mark Teppo) 2012 Description / Buy
5 The Lion in Chains (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy
6 The Shield-Maiden ( By: Michael Tinker Pearce, Linda Pearce) 2012 Description / Buy
7 The Mongoliad: Book Three 2013 Description / Buy
8 Seer (Short Story) ( By: Mark Teppo) 2013 Description / Buy
9 The Book of Seven Hands (Short Story) ( By: Barth Anderson) 2013 Description / Buy
10 The Assassination of Orange (Short Story) ( By: Joseph Brassey) 2013 Description / Buy
11 Hearts of Iron ( By: Scott James Magner) 2013 Description / Buy
12 Tyr's Hammer (Short Story) ( By: Michael Tinker Pearce, Linda Pearce) 2013 Description / Buy
13 Tyr's Hammer ( By: Michael Tinker Pearce) 2013 Description / Buy
14 Katabasis ( By: Joseph Brassey) 2013 Description / Buy
15 Marshal versus the Assassins ( By: M. Harold Page) 2013 Description / Buy
16 Blood and Ashes (Short Story) ( By: Scott James Magner) 2014 Description / Buy
17 The Beast of Calatrava (Short Story) ( By: Mark Teppo) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Neal Stephenson Standalone Novels

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1 The Big U 1984 Description / Buy
2 Zodiac 1988 Description / Buy
3 Snow Crash 1992 Description / Buy
4 Interface 1994 Description / Buy
5 The Diamond Age 1995 Description / Buy
6 The Cobweb 1996 Description / Buy
7 Cryptonomicon 1999 Description / Buy
8 Anathem 2008 Description / Buy
9 Reamde 2011 Description / Buy
10 Seveneves 2015 Description / Buy
11 The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. ( With: Nicole Galland) 2017 Description / Buy
12 Fall or, Dodge in Hell 2019 Description / Buy
13 New Found Land: The Long Haul (Short Story) ( With: Austin Grossman, Sean Stewart) 2021 Description / Buy
14 Termination Shock 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Neal Stephenson Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Atmosphæra Incognita 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Neal Stephenson Non-Fiction Books

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1 In the Beginning... Was the Command Line 1999 Description / Buy
2 Some Remarks 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Foreworld Saga: Cimarronin Graphic Novels

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1 Cimarronin 2015 Description / Buy
2 Cimarronin: Fall of the Cross (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Bomblight Series

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1 Polostan 2024 Description / Buy

Neal Stephenson Anthologies

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1 The Ultimate Cyberpunk 2002 Description / Buy
2 Hieroglyph 2014 Description / Buy
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Neal Stephenson is an American penman who doubles up as a game designer. The birth name of the man of letters is Neal Town Stephenson. Stephenson, who is a quinquagenarian, was born on October 1959 and his place of birth is Fort Meade upon Maryland, in the US. Stephenson is presently a resident of Seattle. For his secondary education, Neal Stephenson attended the Iowa-based Ames High School and was in the class of 1977. Stephenson attended Boston University for his undergraduate studies wherein he was among the graduates of class of 1981.

Neal Stephenson, whose niche is science fiction and fantasy and nonfiction, has been writing since early 1990s. Stephenson debut in 1992 and his debut novel is entitled Snow Clash. Standalone books aside, Stephenson has penned several other series of books ranging from a one-book series to trilogies to an octalogy to a 22-book series.

The most notable and earliest English language series of books in Neal Stephenson’s bibliography is titled The Baroque Cycle. This trilogy is an offshoot of Stephenson’s trilogy named Criptonomicon series that was originally published in 1999 and in Spanish. Incidentally, the trilogy has since been republished in a similarly named octalogy; the octalogy is made up of three volumes, consisting of two trilogies and a duology.

For starters, there are over 35 editions of the first book in the trilogy named The Baroque Cycle. The earliest edition was initially published in September 2003, titled Quicksilver; this book is shelved under the fiction (especially historical fiction), science fiction, and fantasy genres.

The main character in Neal Stephenson’s book is named Daniel Waterhouse. Waterhouse, a British national who lived during the Baroque period, is a daring think-tank affiliated with the Puritans who formerly had Royal Society membership. Waterhouse, who doubles up as a scientist, becomes friends with the famed scientist Isaac Newton while schooling at the same institution. Waterhouse is a past master at natural philosophy at the advent of modern science.

The first book in the serialized The Baroque Cycle, Quicksilver, is a synthesis of fiction and real historical aspects. For instance, some actual people such as Newton and philosopher Robert Boyle are referenced to give character Daniel Waterhouse credibility. Basically, the multi-award-winning Quicksilver is all about Waterhouse’s quest for knowledge accompanied by heavyweight scholars during the Baroque period, an era fraught with natural and artificial calamities.

Neal Stephenson Awards

In 2004, Neal Stephenson was nominated for and clinched a literary award; Stephenson was nominated for the Locus Award, in the Best Science Fiction Novel category, in virtue of his 2003 book Quicksilver. Stephenson clinched Arthur C. Clarke Award, in the Best Novel category, thanks to the aforementioned book.

In 1996, Neal Stephenson bagged and was nominated for the following literary prizes courtesy of his 1995 standalone book named The Diamond Age. Stephenson clinched Hugo Award, in the Best Novel category and Locus Award, in the Best Science Fiction Novel grouping. He was nominated thrice: for the Nebula Award, in the Best Novel section; Arthur C. Clarke Award; and Prometheus Award, in the Best Novel category.

In 2005, Neal Stephenson clinched both Locus Award, in the Best Fiction category, and Prometheus Award, in the Best Novel category; Stephenson was awarded courtesy of his 2004 book named The System of the World, the third book in The Baroque Cycle trilogy. Stephenson’s 2008 named Anathem clinched the Locus Award, in the Best Science Fiction Novel category.

Best Neal Stephenson Books

These are the best three books authored by Neal Stephenson. The first is Quicksilver—has already been mentioned.

The Diamond Age: This cyberpunk book shows the societal changes that would occur hot on the heels of possible adoption of nanotechnology.

The System of the World: The last book in the serialized Baroque Cycle trilogy. Hereby, Waterhouse travels to England to mediate in a conflict pitting Isaac Newton against polymath Gottfried Leibniz concerning calculus invention.

Other Book Series You May Like

Readers who liked Neal Stephenson’s books also liked these ones. The “Aether Universe” series, a duology penned by Ian R. MacLeod, conjures up a new magic-oriented era; the magic, which is more potent than science, is liked and loathed. “New Crobuzon” series, a trilogy authored by China Mieville, features a fictitious sovereign city in a fictitious planet named Bas-Lag. “Blue Ant” series, a trilogy penned by William Gibson, features a multinational marketing company named Blue Ant.

When Does The Next Neal Stephenson book come out?

The next book by Neal Stephenson is Polostan and will be released on October, 15th 2024. It is the newest book in the Bomblight Series.

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