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2012-06-13 08:44:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Author Neal Stephenson has created a Kickstarter page along with Seattle-based Subutai to develop a PC-based dueling swordsman game. According to the Kickstarter page, Stephenson will need to raise $500,000 to develop Clang, which will incorporate realistic sword fighting with motion controllers, or "Guitar Hero with swords." So far, Clang has raised about $230,000 to get the game up and running, and still has until July 9 to get the rest of the funds...

2010-09-01 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestselling authors Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear, along with Subutai Corporation, announced today the launch of The Mongoliad, the first digital novel on a social book platform. A speculative fiction novel set against the Mongol invasion of Europe in the 13th century, The Mongoliad follows a small band of warriors and mystics in a ripping tale of action and adventure set at a time when the Mongol horde's conquest of Europe seemed inevitable. Key to...

2009-12-10 09:00:00

Stephenson to File Petitions with UAE, British and Canadian Authorities; Will Lobby Industry Leaders for Support, Launch Website DUBAI, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ - Neil Stephenson, the Canadian Founder and former CEO of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) - an event conceptualized by Stephenson in the aftermath of the 9-11 terrorist attacks in order to build a "cultural bridge" between the West and the Islamic world - has vowed to continue his 3-year struggle to be recognized as the...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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