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