Books by Steven Levy

Released: April 12, 2011

"Outstanding reportage delivered in the upbeat, informative fashion for which Levy is well known."
Dense, driven examination of the pioneering search engine that changed the face of the Internet. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"An infomercial for a popular product."
A tech journalist pens a love letter to "a very special gizmo." Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 8, 2001

"Although the welter of personalities and technologies often overwhelms the narrative arc, Levy does a good job of making this important tale readable and comprehensible."
A dramatically rendered if dense account of the post-hippie outsider intellectuals who cracked the National Security Agency's monopoly on cryptography and ushered in much that dot-com America today takes for granted. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Everything you never realized you wanted to know about the Mac, by a very smart, infectiously enthusiastic partisan."
A breezy, anecdotal, yet discerning history of the people, ideas, and technology that led to the user-friendliness of the Macintosh computer. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 1992

"This thought-provoking inquiry may be the most comprehensive yet on the subject. (Eight pages of color illustrations; 20 b&w drawings and charts—not seen.)"
Levy again reports from the front lines of technology in this exploration of the history and future of the creation of artificial life—as impressive and illuminating a work as his memorable Hackers (1984). Read full book review >