On Mon, 27 September 1999, "M. E. Smith" wrote:
> So, to wrap it up, Neal Stephenson is a complex guy,
> and there is definitely social and philosophical
> commentary in his novels, some of which is at odds
> with attitudes common among some Extropians.
> Let the flaming beginů
I don't expect flamage. Maybe if you cross-post to rec.arts.books.taking-science-fiction-too-seriously?