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Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson

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Penguin
12 September 2011
Science fiction; Fantasy; Future Society
After the Internet, what came next? Enter the Metaverse - cyberspace home to avatars and software daemons, where anything and just about everything goes. Newly available on the Street - the Metaverse's main drag - is Snow Crash, a cyberdrug. Trouble is Snow Crash is also a computer virus - and something more. Because once taken it infects the person behind the avatar. Snow Crash bleeds into reality. Which is really bad news for Hiro, freelance hacker and the Metaverse's best swordfighter (he wrote the code), and Y. T., skateboard kourier, street imp and mouthy teenage girl - because reality was shitty enough before someone started messing with it . . . Exploring linguistics, religion, computer science, politics, philosophy, cryptography and the future of pizza delivery, Snow Crash is a riveting, brake-neck adventure into the fast-approaching future. 'Brilliantly realized. Stephenson is an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow' New York Times Book Review 'A fantastic, slam-bang-overdrive, supersurrealistic, comic-spooky whirl through a tomorrow that is already happening. Stephenson is intelligent, perceptive, hip' Timothy Leary 'Like a Pynchon novel with the brakes removed' Washington Post
By:   Neal Stephenson
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   309g
ISBN:   9780241953181
ISBN 10:   0241953189
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   12 September 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Neal Stephenson is the author of the three-volume historical epic 'The Baroque Cycle' (Quicksilver, The Confusion and The System of the World) as well as the novels Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age (winner of a Hugo Award), Snow Crash, Zodiac, Anathem and Reamde. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Reviews for Snow Crash

Stephenson excels in marrying geekspeak with riotous action Guardian A cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon's Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole San Francisco Bay Guardian Brilliantly realized. Stephenson [is] an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow The New York Times A fantastic, slam-bang-overdrive, supersurrealistic, comic-spooky whirl through a tomorrow that is already happening. Stephenson is intelligent, perceptive, hip Timothy Leary Like a Pynchon novel with the brakes removed Washington Post


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