A Great Science Fiction Writer Underwhelms With Climate Change Thriller

A Great Science Fiction Writer Underwhelms With Climate Change Thriller


Not only is Neal Stephenson he an influential writer, but he was also a prophet, perhaps the highest praise one can give to a science fiction writer. His novel “Snow Crash” conceptualized a fully immersive virtual world well before movies like “The Matrix.”

The book also coined the word “Metaverse” to describe the blending of virtual reality and the internet, a vision of the future that Mark Zuckerberg has embraced to the point of renaming Facebook “Meta.” Stephenson also predicted the rise of Bitcoin in his novel “Cryptonomicon.” In fact, many have speculated that Stephenson is the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous developer of Bitcoin – a claim Stephenson denies.  

With such a sterling reputation as a writer and visionary, one

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