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"Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling."--Time

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creations--whether he's reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or both (Cryptonomicon). With Reamde, this visionary author whose mind-stretching fiction has been enthusiastically compared to the work of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace--not to mention William Gibson and Michael Crichton--once again blazes new ground with a high-stakes thriller that will enthrall his loyal audience, science and science fiction, and espionage fiction fans equally. The breathtaking tale of a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, Reamde is a new high--and a new world--for the remarkable Neal Stephenson.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1044 pages
  • 140 x 202 x 48mm | 839.14g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062191497
  • 9780062191496
  • 244,764

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"Reamde is an entertainment, an enormous, giddily complex one. There's no telling what Stephenson might be planning for his next novel, but now's the time to dive into a first-rate intellectual thriller without fear of being overwhelmed by its virtuosity."--San Francisco Chronicle on REAMDE
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From the extraordinary Neal Stephenson comes an epic adventure that spans entire worlds, both real and virtual.

The black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, former draft dodger and successful marijuana smuggler Richard Forthrast amassed a small fortune over the years--and then increased it a thousandfold when he created T'Rain. A massive, multibillion-dollar, multiplayer online role-playing game, T'Rain now has millions of obsessed fans from the U.S. to China. But a small group of ingenious Asian hackers has just unleashed Reamde--a virus that encrypts all of a player's electronic files and holds them for ransom--which has unwittingly triggered a war that's creating chaos not only in the virtual universe but in the real one as well. Its repercussions will be felt all around the globe--setting in motion a devastating series of events involving Russian mobsters, computer geeks, secret agents, and Islamic terrorists--with Forthrast standing at ground zero and his loved ones caught in the crossfire.
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40,472 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 32% (12,807)
4 41% (16,673)
3 20% (8,209)
2 5% (2,140)
1 2% (643)
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