Neal Town Stephenson is the author of In the Beginning . . .
Was the Command Line, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age,
Snow Crash, and Zodiac. Born on Halloween 1959 in Fort
Meade, Maryland, he grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Ames, Iowa,
before attending college in Boston. Since 1984 he has lived mostly in the
Pacific Northwest and has made a living out of writing novels and the
occasional magazine article.
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