Neal Stephenson talks about his latest book, The Confusion, in this Wired interview. In it, Stephenson states flat-out that he didn’t write another cyberpunk novel because CP is dead (ie – assimilated into the science fictional milieu (come on Lix!)). Anyway, Stephenson focused on a period of time that interested him and, he hopes, will interest readers. Perhaps that’s why I didn’t abhor Quicksilver as some SFSignal Irregulars did. I won’t mention any names (Scott)… I like history and there was enough of that in Quicksilver to make it interesting, along with Stephenson’s typical humor. Is that enough to cause me to rush out and buy this book today? No. I will be perusing the Bookcloseouts site though….