Snow Crash (Paperback)
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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 02/06/2011
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241953181
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 309 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


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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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“So many laugh out loud moments”

I don't usually find myself laughing out load when reading, but this book really had me, I would find myself chuckling on my own and that would make me laugh even more.

The book is very fast and exciting and a... More

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“A Scifi Classic”

Hiro has resigned from his job as a pizza delivery guy, and is going back to his first career as a tech scavenger. He is the creator of The Black Sun, a virtual street, and wrote the rule book for the metaverse. There... More

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Karen511

“One of my favorite sci-fi novels for years!”

This is one of the best cyberpunk/dystopian-style sci-fi novels that I've read; it's got some great, vivid detail about a William Gibson-esque near-future L.A., which has been divided up into dozens of... More

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