ƒ Neal Stephenson - The Mongoliad

Something interesting brewing from Neal Stephenson (and Greg Bear, Nicole Galland, Mark Teppo et al) - some kind of serialised story to be delivered via iPhone/Android/Kindle. Seems that to be part of the delivery team you must be bald and have an evil goatee (not sure how Galland will manage that).

Stephenson dominated cyberpunk for a while, wrote the brilliant Cryptonomicon, and a great Wired tale about laying globe-spanning fibre. His more recent books (The Baroque Cycle & Anathem) have been in dire need of editing and focus, but he remains an interesting writer & thinker.