Neal Stephenson’s Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

TERMINATION SHOCKBy Neal Stephenson We open on the queen of the Netherlands crash-landing a non-public jet on a runway in Waco, Texas, instantly precipitating a bloodbath of feral pigs. It’s, so far as beginnings go, truthful warning: Neal Stephenson’s work is likely to be deeply rooted in and knowledgeable by the blurriest edges of scientific