Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/05/08/Neal_Stephenson_Science_Fiction_as_a_Literary_Genre Bestselling author Neal Stephenson theorizes on why "niche" science-fiction / fantasy actors like Lucy Lawless, Hugo Weaving and Leonard Nimoy so often end up cast in these types of roles. ----- Neal Stephenson delivered a talk entitled The Fork: Science Fiction versus Mundane Culture at Gresham College. Four professors discuss the origins of science fiction, its overlap with other genres and its developments over more than a century. Neal Stephenson is the best-selling author of such novels as Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle. He is best know for writing science fiction (in the postcyberpunk genre) and his interests often lead him into investigations of society, mathematics, cryptology, currency and the history of science.
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