Neal Stephenson

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Birthday
31, 1959
Birthplace
Maryland
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Maryland

About

An American writer of speculative fiction, he is best known for novels such as Snow Crash (which was nominated for both the British Science Fiction Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award) and Cryptonomicon (which received the Locus Science Fiction Award in 2000). He also had a career as a designer of games.

Before Fame

He studied at Boston University, majoring in geography and minoring in physics. He later worked for Blue Origin, a privately-funded aerospace company.

Trivia

His works span the science fiction, historical fiction, and cyberpunk genres.

Family Life

He was born in Fort Meade, Maryland to scientist parents. In 1985, he married Ellen Marie Lackermann.

Associated With

His works are sometimes compared to those of William Gibson.