The following is a personality profile of Neal Stephenson based on his work.
Neal Stephenson is unconventional, somewhat inconsiderate and skeptical.
He is unconcerned with art, he is less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys. He is intermittent as well: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. But, Neal Stephenson is also empathetic: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them.
Picked this earlier work up, after reading the first volume of Stephenson's Baroque Cycle. In the very fast-paced Cryptonomicon, he combines the recent history of codes and code-breakers with a ... Read More
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed Neal Stephenson's "The Diamond Age." I've tried to get into cyberpunk before, and stumbled over jargon and scattered narratives. I was very pleased ... Read More