Mesmerizing look of Neal Stephenson, reminding of both Nosferatu, and astrologer John Dee, with his ears (and legs) still intact. Neal Stephenson shows that his hands are of the same size.
Leading author of the second wave of cyberpunk, Neal Stephenson,
together with famous hard SF writer Greg Bear
and "friends" started an interactive fiction site The Mongoliad
in September 2010.
Creating the Subutai Corporation,
named after the legendary Mongol strategist Subutai,
Neal Stephenson constituted a site which offers the latest trends in interactive online fiction. Most of the site is free, but the real goodies can be accessed after a payment of US $10 per year. The story which concerns all aspects of Mongol expansion, is created not only by the writers, but also by the site readers, and generally follows this chart.Michael Bhaskar
writes more about this revolution in online immersive storytelling, which completely sidesteps the publishing industry, in his most informative article here.