Kenneth Brower's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Audubon, National Geographic, The Paris Review, Smithsonian, Sierra, and numerous other magazines. His other books include Wake of the Whale, A Song for Satawal, The Winemaker's Marsh, The Wildness Within, and other titles about the environment and natural places. He lives in Berkeley, California. Neal Stephenson is known for his speculative fiction exploring areas such as mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He is the author or co-author of more than 15 books, including Anathem, Snow Crash, and most recently, Fall, or Dodge in Hell.