Neal Town Stephenson is an American author of science and historical fiction. He has authored or co-authored sixteen books including Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, The Baroque Cycle, and most recently Seveneves. Stephenson’s work explores subjects such as mathematics, cryptology, philosophy, currency, and the history of science.
Stephenson is a cofounder of Subutai Corporation, a company created by artists and tech entrepreneurs to produce coherent-world content spanning books and new media. Subutai created the Foreworld Saga, which yielded 5 novels by various authors as well as numerous works of shorter fiction, graphic novels, and forays into games, publishing platforms, and screened entertainment. He is one of four co-writers of Cimarronin, a graphic novel series featuring the adventures of a samurai in 17th-Century Mexico.
Stephenson has worked as an inventor, advisor, and futurist for companies such as Blue Origin, Intellectual Ventures Laboratories, and currently Magic Leap, where he is employed as Chief Futurist. He lives in Seattle.