Neal Stephenson Gets Half A Million Dollars, But Did He Have To Switch…

Neal Stephenson confirmed his status as one of science fiction's leading authors, in the wake of the acclaimed Anathem, by selling his next book in what Publisher's Marketplace calls a "major deal." (In other words, it was worth at least $500,000.) But the book, called REAMDE, is classified as "thriller" rather than… » 7/14/09 2:45pm 7/14/09 2:45pm

Neal Stephenson Explains Who Should Play Spock

In a tone of deep seriousness that sounds practically professorial, scifi author Neal Stephenson shared some grave thoughts a couple of months ago about science fiction actors. In this clip, the author of The Diamond Age and Cryptonomicon tells a London audience how SF actors' careers are "bifurcated" — they're… » 7/07/08 8:00am 7/07/08 8:00am