Talk:Neal Stephenson

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  • Some of these sections have non-identical separate pages on wikiquote (e.g., Snow Crash that need to be consolidated and/or pointed to on this main page. I am happy to work on it when I can, but any assistance is appreciated.
  • Chapter references should also be added at some point to make it easier to use and to cite check (see wikiquote template for a literary work). tartaruga 17:43, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I'm making it a point to add chapter references with my contributions, and I'll update other quotes when time allows. Bridgman 20:30, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
    • completed chapter reference cleanup for Diamond Age, got them in chrono Bridgman 18:10, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
  • I occasionally forget to log in before editing. Edits logged to IP addresses beginning 204.9.35 are mine. Bridgman 17:33, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Snow Crash merged in[edit]

Some content from the formerly standalone page Snow Crash has been merged with the "Snow Crash" section of this page, and the separate page turned into a redirect. —LrdChaos (talk) 14:40, 25 January 2007 (UTC)


Proposed taxonomy for subdividing Baroque Cycle quotes by "books":[edit]

What do y'all think about organizing the growing body of quotes from Quicksilver, Confusion and System of the World by the 8 "books" in addition to (or instead of) the 3 "volumes"? The "cycle" has since been published in both forms, so it might serve two purposes to subdivide them thusly: one, it will be familiar to people who read the cycle via individually published "books," while still familiar to those who read it via the "volumes." Second, it breaks up the big wall of text under each "volume" heading. Bridgman 15:44, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

The Baroque Cycle[edit]

Vol. I, Quicksilver[edit]

Book 1 - Quicksilver[edit]
  • quotes
    • chapters
Book 2 - The King of the Vagabonds[edit]
  • quotes
    • chapters
Book 3 - Odalisque[edit]
  • quotes
    • chapters

Vol. II, The Confusion[edit]

Book 4 - Bonanza[edit]
  • quotes
    • chapters
Book 5 - The Juncto[edit]
  • quotes
    • chapters

Vol. III, The System of the World[edit]

Book 6 - Solomon's Gold[edit]
  • quotes
    • chapters
Book 7 - Currency[edit]
  • quotes
    • chapters
Book 8 - The System of the World[edit]
  • quotes
    • chapters
Your proposal looks good to me - it would be a nice organization scheme for the quotes. Of course another perhaps even better option would be to have a separate page for the Baroque Cycle, but still incorporate this scheme there and have a pointer to it from the Neal Stephenson page. ~ UDScott 16:48, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Good call on a separate Baroque Cycle page. Organizing the quotes on the current page under my proposed taxonomy would needlessly create too many levels. e.g. The current first Baroque quote would be located at the bottom of this deep heirarchy: Neal Stephenson > Sourced > Baroque Cycle > Volume 1: Quicksilver > Book 1: Quicksilver
And the book-level header would be no larger than boldface body text. Bridgman 16:34, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I would again recommend, as I did above, that the Baroque Cycle be broken out to its own page, with a link to it left on the author's page. ~ UDScott 20:39, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
In fact, I would also recommend splitting out some of Stephenson's other works from this page as well to their own pages. Based on the number of quotes shown here, at least 2 or 3 of the other works probably warrant having their own page. ~ UDScott 20:43, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

OK, I went ahead and moved all the Baroque Cycle quotes to the new The Baroque Cycle page. I wasn't completely sure how to word or format the link that takes you from the Baroque Cycle header/section in Neal Stephenson to the separate page. There may be a template or badge for this type of thing. Bridgman 03:27, 19 April 2008 (UTC)