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Neal Stephenson In Boulder

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Tomorrow is October 1st.  I love the first day of every month as it starts the monthly cycle anew.  Amy and I go out for "life dinner" almost every month on the 1st, exchange gifts with each other (I have a great one for her this month), reflect on the previous month, and talk about what we are working on and going to accomplish in the new month.

Tomorrow night we were going to have a nice dinner at Black Cat and just chill out.  However, I just found out – via a tweet from Jeff Herman – that Neal Stephenson is in town for a talk and book signing (for Anathem) at the Boulder Book Store.  Since Stephenson is one of our favorite contemporary writers, our plans have now shifted to a quick sushi dinner before hand followed by a Stephenson-worship session.

Come join us (at the book store – not at sushi) at 7:30pm at the Boulder Book Store on the Pearl Street Mall.  Watch as Amy asks Stephenson when he decided to stop doing email (if you don’t get the reference, there is a fabulous Stephenson essay on his blog titled Why I am a Bad Correspondent.)

  • http://www.craigmische.com Craig Mische

    I really like that (celebrating each month) and like yours and Amy's other traditions such as going off the grid. Hope you have a nice night and hope I find my Amy someday although the prospects aren't good being in a town of 11,000 (albeit a beautiful town), most of the single women not having all their front teeth and my turning 40 last week. Oh well, off to walk my dog, life is still pretty good. Great talk at MIT by the way. I watched it in full and recommend it to others.

  • Ian Wilson

    I just received the 3 books from the Baroque Cycle today after finishing Cryptonomicon which left me exhausted and a little deflated but hooked enough to try again (I wonder if that is intentional?)

    Perhaps you can ask him if he has, or has considered, writing children's novels that mix hard factual science/history with a fictional story? I think I found learning something interesting from Cryptonomicon as the most enjoyable part.

  • http://jeff.donnici.com Jeff Donnici

    I was excited to hear he'd be at the Boulder Bookstore tonight, but then bummed when I realized it conflicts with my daughter's soccer practice (I coach)… so I'll watch for an update tomorrow if there were any insights.

    I wish there were more writers like Stephenson, mixing quality fiction with high-tech and scientific topics. I'm halfway through Anathem now and it's picking up speed nicely. The vocabulary takes some getting used to, but it's worth it so far. Cryptonomicon is an all-time favorite, particularly for the diversions into prime numbers, encryption, and other geeky topics.

  • MattEmmi

    Thanks for the heads up brad. It was a really cool event.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/craig24 craig24

    I really like that (celebrating each month) and like yours and Amy's other traditions such as going off the grid. Hope you have a nice night and hope I find my Amy someday although the prospects aren't good being in a town of 11,000 (albeit a beautiful town), most of the single women not having all their front teeth and my turning 40 last week. Oh well, off to walk my dog, life is still pretty good. Great talk at MIT by the way. I watched it in full and recommend it to others.

  • Ian Wilson

    I just received the 3 books from the Baroque Cycle today after finishing Cryptonomicon which left me exhausted and a little deflated but hooked enough to try again (I wonder if that is intentional?)

    Perhaps you can ask him if he has, or has considered, writing children's novels that mix hard factual science/history with a fictional story? I think I found learning something interesting from Cryptonomicon as the most enjoyable part.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JeffDonnici JeffDonnici

    I was excited to hear he'd be at the Boulder Bookstore tonight, but then bummed when I realized it conflicts with my daughter's soccer practice (I coach)… so I'll watch for an update tomorrow if there were any insights.

    I wish there were more writers like Stephenson, mixing quality fiction with high-tech and scientific topics. I'm halfway through Anathem now and it's picking up speed nicely. The vocabulary takes some getting used to, but it's worth it so far. Cryptonomicon is an all-time favorite, particularly for the diversions into prime numbers, encryption, and other geeky topics.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/MattEmmi MattEmmi

    Thanks for the heads up brad. It was a really cool event.

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