Neal Stephenson's Kickstarter project for a realistic sword-fighting video game has just been funded successfully. Clang
is meant to be played with a motion controller and aims to represent certain historical fighting styles as accurately as possible. [more inside]
posted by tykky
on Jul 9, 2012 -
It’s only natural that if you wish to present yourself as a well-read person, a certain degree of complete bullshit is required. There’s no shame in lying about what you’ve read. There’s only shame in getting caught. Then you look like a doofus, and an illiterate one at that... How to lie about books
posted by Artw
on May 28, 2009 -
Every culture can be kind of defined by what they drink in order to avoid dying of diarrhea. In China it's tea. In Africa it's milk or animal blood. In Europe it was wine and beer. Salon talks with Neal Stephenson
. [premium/free day pass]
posted by xmutex
on Apr 21, 2004 -
Where in the world is Neal Stephenson?
The Web page of Neal Stephenson, author of Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash, The Diamond Age
, etc., explains how busy he is writing his new book. (Quicksilver
, according to this old interview.) The site's fabulously cranky, and a refreshing alternative to marketing sites for artists and authors, but no further explanation is forthcoming.
posted by krewson
on Feb 14, 2002 -
Those who have read Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon
may know about Counterpane
They're the company that Neal consulted about the crypto in the book, including the now famous solitaire code.
posted by tdecius
on Oct 9, 1999 -