University Book Store presents Neal Stephenson in conversation
One of the most talented and creative authors working today, Neal Stephenson is renowned for his exceptional novelsworks colossal in vision and mind-boggling in complexity. Exploring and blending a diversity of topics, including technology, economics, history, science, pop culture, and philosophy, his books are the products of a keen and adventurous intellect. Not surprisingly, Stephenson is regularly asked to contribute articles, lectures, and essays to numerous outlets, from major newspapers and cutting-edge magazines to college symposia. This remarkable collection brings together previously published short writings, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a new essay (and an extremely short story) created specifically for this volume.
Stephenson ponders a wealth of subjects, from movies and politics to David Foster Wallace and the Midwestern American College Town; video games to classics-based sci-fi; how geekdom has become cool and how science fiction has become mainstream (whether people admit it or not); the future of publishing and the origins of his novels.
By turns amusing and profound, critical and celebratory, yet always entertaining, Some Remarks offers a fascinating look into the prismatic mind of this extraordinary writer.
Stephenson will appear in conversation with The Stranger's Paul Constant.
Prime tickets are $28.50 and include a copy of Some Remarks, to be picked up at the event. General admission tickets are $5. Tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com
Kane Hall, Room 220 (View)
UW Campus, near Red Square
Seattle, WA 98195