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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.

1. 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. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Waterhouse and Detachment…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

2. 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). With Reamde, this visionary author whose mind-stretching fiction has been enthusiastically compared to the work of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and David…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

3. 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. Now he imagines an alternate universe where scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians live in seclusion behind ancient monastery walls until they are called back into the world to deal with a crisis of astronomical proportions.  Anathem won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and the reviews for have been dazzling: “Brilliant” (South Florida…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

4. 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. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

5. 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 street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds — risking life and limb for fortune and love while…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

6. 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 intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

7. 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. Penniless and at risk from those who desire either her or her head (or both), she is caught up in a web of international intrigue,…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

8. 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. He’s made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Ladys Illustrated Primer  Commissioned by an eccentric duke for his grandchild, stolen for Hackworth’s own daughter, the Primer’s purpose is to educate and raise a girl capable of thinking for herself. It performs its function superbly. Unfortunately for Hackworth, his smuggled copy has fallen into the wrong…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

9. 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. Hostilities are suddenly moving to a new and more volatile level as Half-Cocked Jack hatches a daring plan, aiming for the total corruption of Britain’s newborn monetary system.Enter Daniel Waterhouse: Aging Puritan and Natural Philosopher, Daniel has been on a long and harrowing quest to help mend the rift between adversarial geniuses. As Daniel combs city and country for clues to the identity…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

10. 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. And the toxic trail he follows leads to some high and foul places. Before long Taylor’s house is bombed, his every move followed, he’s adopted by reservation Indians, moves onto the FBI’s most wanted list, makes up with his girlfriend,…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

11. 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. And considering that the “one man” is Neal Stephenson, “the hacker Hemingway” (Newsweek) — acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, etc., etc.) — the word is well worth hearing. Mostly well-reasoned examination and partial rant, Stephenson’s In the Beginning… was the Command Line is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture…
Author(s): Neal Stephenson

Best Neal Stephenson Books You Should Read

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Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell

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

Seveneves

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

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity

Author(s): David Foster Wallace, Neal Stephenson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2010, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1399067

Anathem

Author(s): Neal. Stephenson
Publisher: Atlantic Books. 1 Cloth(s), Year: 2008, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 493661

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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