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(Illustration by Nate Van Dyke for Wired)

If you read science fiction, you’ll already know who Neal Stephenson is. For those that don’t, suffice it to say that the author of Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, and a considerable fortune of other gems is ranked #1 on Amazon Science Fiction and #74 overall for his new book, Anathem. In my slightly biased opinion, he should be higher. And not just because he counts creating medieval armor among his hobbies.

For those in Austin: he’s here on a tour promoting Anathem, Thursday 7pm at Bookpeople. For everybody else, you’ve got really short notice to send me any questions you’d like me to ask. Assuming it remains in one piece, I’ll be giving Neal a ride to the book signing in my pedicab and interviewing him on the way.