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How Neal Stephenson Got Book Ideas by Moonlighting at Blue Origin

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Neal Stephenson

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Neal Stephenson's breakout hit, Snow Crash, envisioned a world of virtual reality—in 1992. The Diamond Age foresaw the future of nanotechnology in 1995. The more recent Reamde took the reader on a thriller through social media and MMORPGs, and his 2015 novel Seveneves is a story of humanity's survival in near-Earth space.

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