Snow Crash
Snow Crash


Recommended by Don, City Lights Books

From the opening line of his breakthrough cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson plunges the reader into a not-too-distant future. It is a world where the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city-states, and the Internet–incarnate as the Metaverse–looks something like last year's hype would lead you to believe it should. Enter Hiro Protagonist–hacker, samurai swordsman, and pizza-delivery driver. When his best friend fries his brain on a new designer drug called Snow Crash and his beautiful, brainy ex-girlfriend asks for his help, what's a guy with a name like that to do? He rushes to the rescue.

A breakneck-paced 21st-century novel, Snow Crash interweaves everything from Sumerian myth to visions of a postmodern civilization on the brink of collapse. Faster than the speed of television and a whole lot more fun, Snow Crash is the portrayal of a future that is bizarre enough to be plausible.

Title Snow Crash
Author Neal Stephenson
Publisher Spectra
Title First Published 02 May 2000
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 480 p.
ISBN-10 0553380958
ISBN-13 9780553380958
Publication Date 02 May 2000
Main content page count 480
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.00
 


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