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Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Neal Stephenson books.

Cryptonomicon (2000)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should ReadWith this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse—mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy—is assigned to detachment 2702.
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

Reamde: A Novel (2012)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should Read“Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling.”—TimeThe #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creations—whether he’s reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or both (Cryptonomicon).
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

Anathem (2009)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should ReadA #1 New York Times Bestseller, Anathem is perhaps the most brilliant literary invention to date from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the world with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle.
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

Snow Crash (2000)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should ReadOnly once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1) (2004)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should ReadQuicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of “Half-Cocked Jack” Shaftoe — London stree…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel (2018)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should ReadNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist!B&N Editor’s Pick – Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2017 From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelli…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 2) (2005)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should ReadIn the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves — including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack — devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues — a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver nay, gold nay, legendary gold.In Europe, the exquisite and resourceful Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France’s most dashing privateer.
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book) (2000)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should ReadDecades into our future, a stone’s throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neo-Victorians.
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

The System of the World (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 3) (2005)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should ReadEngland, 1714. London has long been home to a secret war between the brilliant, enigmatic Master of the Mint and closet alchemist, Isaac Newton, and his archnemesis, the insidious counterfeiter Jack the Coiner.
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

Zodiac (2007)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should ReadZodiac, the brilliant second novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the The Baroque Cycle and Snow Crash, is now available from Grove Press. Meet Sangamon Taylor, a New Age Sam Spade who sports a wet suit instead of a trench coat and prefers Jolt from the can to Scotch on the rocks. He knows about chemical sludge the way he knows about evil—all too intimately.
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

In the Beginning…was the Command Line (1999)

 Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should ReadThis is “the Word” — one man’s word, certainly — about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence.
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should Read

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Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell

Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ID: 2395100, Publisher: William Morrow, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

The Production of Subjectivity in "The Diamond Age" by Neal Stephenson

Author(s): Sarah Jonckheere
ID: 3230950, Publisher: Peter Lang, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf


Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ID: 1353015, Publisher: The Borough Press, Year: 2015, Size: 1013 Kb, Format: epub

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