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    Snow Crash (Paperback) By (author) Neal Stephenson

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    DescriptionAfter 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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    Title
    Snow Crash
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neal Stephenson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 309 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241953181
    ISBN 10: 0241953189
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    DC22: 813.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: AMER3740, ENGM1040
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    02 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    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