Neal Stephenson

We are thrilled to help present this launch of Neal Stephenson’s dazzling, much-anticipated new novel, Termination Shock (William Morrow), on the eve of its release. The Seattle-based author of Reamde, Anathem, The System of the World, The Confusion, Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, Zodiac, and In the Beginning … Was the Command Line, has done it again - and then some.

“In the all-too-near future, when unlikely weather events and natural disasters aren’t so unlikely anymore, an eccentric and wealthy Texan makes a move against climate change … Stephenson’s latest novel clocks in at more than 700 pages, and as usual they practically turn themselves as the multiple storylines twist together. This book is the rare climate thriller that's realistic about political stonewalling in the face of disaster yet unafraid to imagine a possible future where people might actually come together and try to save civilization. The kind of climate-change fiction we all need.” - Kirkus Reviews.

“The novel is classic Stephenson: fiercely intelligent, weird, darkly witty, and boldly speculative. . . . Stephenson has become one of the most revered science fiction writers of his time.”  - Publishers Weekly.

Signed books will be available at this event!

Presented by Town Hall Arts & Culture in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.



Termination Shock: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063028050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - November 16th, 2021

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Seattle, WA 98101
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 7:30pm
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