Snow Crash

ISBN-10: 0553562614
ISBN-13: 9780553562613
Edition: N/A
Authors: Neal Stephenson
List price: $6.99
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Description: Only once in a great while doesa writer come along who defies comparison -- awriter so original he redefines the way we look atthe world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer andSnow Crash is such a novel, weavingvirtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just  More...

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Book details

List price: $6.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Only once in a great while doesa writer come along who defies comparison -- awriter so original he redefines the way we look atthe world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer andSnow Crash is such a novel, weavingvirtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just abouteverything in between with a cool, hipcyber-sensibility to bring us the gigantic thriller of theinformation age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist deliverspizza for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Inc., but itthe Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plungingheadlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that'sstriking down hackers everywhere, he races alongthe neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroymission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening tobring about infocalypse. Snow Crashis a mind-altering romp through a future Americaso bizarre, so outrageous... you'll recognize itimmediately.

Neal Stephenson, the science fiction author, was born on October 31, 1959 in Maryland. He graduated from Boston University in 1981 with a B.A. in Geography with a minor in physics. His first novel, The Big U, was published in 1984. It received little attention and stayed out of print until Stephenson allowed it to be reprinted in 2001. His second novel was Zodiac: The Eco-Thriller was published in 1988, but it was his novel Snow Crash (1992) that brought him popularity. It fused memetics, computer viruses, and other high-tech themes with Sumerian mythology. Neal Stephenson has won several awards: Hugo for Best Novel for The Diamond Age (1996), the Arthur C. Clark for Best Novel for Quicksilver (2004), and the Prometheus Award for Best Novel for The System of the World (2005). He recently completed the The Baroque Cycle Trilogy, a series of historical novels. It consists of eight books and was originally published in three volumes and Reamde. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington. Stephenson also writes under the pseudonym Stephen Bury.

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