Did Neal Stephenson predict the NSA spying on World of Warcraft?

New leaked documents from Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA and British intelligence have been spying on people in World of Warcraft and other online games. And Neal Stephenson's epic spy novel REAMDE predicted this whole mess back in 2011. » 12/10/13 6:28pm 12/10/13 6:28pm

The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Reamde

Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In December and January, we read Neal Stephenson's novel Reamde. Jump into comments to get started talking about it! » 1/24/12 1:21pm 1/24/12 1:21pm

Neal Stephenson's Reamde is a high-tech incarnation of the Great…

Neal Stephenson's new novel Reamde seems like it could never work: it's an epic-length thriller packed with infodumps about obscure ideas and 200-page gun fights. But the book is fantastic. Stephenson stages a crazy narrative collision between Chinese virus-writing gamers, a millionaire videogame entrepreneur,… » 10/13/11 9:00am 10/13/11 9:00am

Has Neal Stephenson gotten too conventional?

Neal Stephenson has always specialized in producing dense, challenging works, peppered with equations and ideas. But his latest book, the thriller Reamde, is being touted as his most "accessible" to date. Andrew Leonard at Salon.com worries that Stephenson is going too mainstream. » 9/20/11 6:30am 9/20/11 6:30am

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