People are mad at Neal Stephenson. So mad that there’s talk of launching a class-action lawsuit against one of the greatest living science-fiction authors.
Stephenson is viewed as one of the sharpest speculative thinkers in the world today. The idea that the man responsible for classic, challenging literary works like Snow Crash, Anathem and REAMDE would be helming a video game project was an exciting proposition. But, after pulling in more than half a million dollars via a Kickstarter campaign to make a prototype of a sword-fighting title called Clang, Stephenson publicly declared that he and his Subutai Corporation have had to hit the ‘pause button’ on development.