I'm looking for your favorite books on early modern European history (~1550-1750 ish) to inform my reading of the Baroque cycle by Neal Stephenson. I usually rely on Amazon ratings to pick good books, but they are coming up short. History buffs of AskMeFi, please help! [more inside]
Is Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle "appropriate" reading for a 12 year old? [more inside]
Read any good bricks lately? [more inside]
I read and very much enjoyed The Diamond Age. What work(s) by Neal Stephenson should I read next? [more inside]
Women writers like Neal Stephenson, are there any? [more inside]
I'm headed out of the country for three weeks, and I'd like to buy the new Neal Stephenson book a few days in advance of its release. [more inside]
How does author Neal Stephenson pronounce his last name? [more inside]
Who to read besides Coupland, Stephenson, Gibson, and Sterling? [more inside]
Solve the pattern: Patrick O'Brian, Alan Furst, Neal Stephenson... who comes next? [more inside]
Will a online, untraceable, virtual currency reshape the world as we know it? And if so, why hasn't it happened yet? [more inside]
Just because we gotta ask every couple of years: Anyone know what Neal Stephenson is up to lately? Any new works on the horizon? [more inside]
I've read everything by Neal Stephenson (and other cyberpunk authors) and most recently finished the baroque cycle. I am looking for recommendations for interesting historical fiction that has that same sort of feel--convoluted, anachronistic, sprawling, adventuresome, but not too adolescent. I need to leave science fiction for a while and need some direction. Thank you!
What is Neal Stephenson working on? [more inside]
Inspired by this question, I found myself wondering - is there any way to find out what a given author's next book will be? Sort of like those 'screenplay sales' pages where it lists what a given production company has purchased, I guess.
NealStephensonFilter: I just bought Quicksilver in the airport, am enjoying it, but curious if I should be reading Cryptonomicon first. Any opinions?
Quicksilver. What am I missing? (more)