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Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
Snow Crash
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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... show more
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."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780241953181 (0241953189)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 Snow Crash / Neal Stephenson
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 t...
CyberPops
CyberPops rated it
5.0 Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Neuromancer was the first cyberpunk novel I read, but my favourite is Snow Crash. It takes a humourous twist on a cpunk story that I found refreshing, right down to the main character of the story, Hiro Protagonist. Creative and whimsical, this is not a dark tale like most. He also creates some u...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 Snow Crash
A friend recommended Neal Stephenson to me with the caveat that I would want to start with one book and, if not avoid, treat the other without the rose-tinted lenses of hype that color it. Flash forward to a used bookstore two weeks later. Both books staring at me from the sf/fantasy shelves. I didn...
piratequeen
piratequeen rated it
2.0 Snow Crash
I can see why people love this book and why it's a genre classic, because it had some truly interesting ideas about culture, language, science, and religion, but ultimately the execution failed to compel me. I was frequently bored by the many infodumps and flat, dull characters. It also didn't age...
wifilibrarian
wifilibrarian rated it
2.0 Snow crash Neal Stephenson review
A classic of science fiction and cyber punk, this is the first Neal Stepenson I've read. It had some impressively prescient ideas for when it was published in the early 90s, but I'm not sure when this book was mean to be set. Someone reading this in 1995 would have found this even more fantastical t...
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