Friday, June 12, 2015

Neal Stephenson's six favorite books

Neal Stephenson's new novel is Seveneves. One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors by Brian A. Catlos

Most reasonably well informed people already know that Spain under the Moors was a vibrant cultural melting pot. This book digs deeper, describing the place in fascinating detail and then moving on to Sicily, Alexandria, and Palestine during the centuries that culminated in the Crusades.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Neal Stephenson was of the 20 biggest science fiction movers-and-shakers of 2008.

--Marshal Zeringue