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Snow Crash

Snow Crash

Author: Neal Stephenson
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Description

One of Time's 100 best English-language novels - A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous--you'll recognize it immediately


 


Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison--a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.

In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse.


 


Praise for Snow Crash


 


" Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon's Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole."--The San Francisco Bay Guardian


 


"Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century."--William Gibson


 


"Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow."--The New York Times Book Review

Reviews

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

Author description

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.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241953181
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : June 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 442
  • : FIC
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Neal Stephenson