Snow Crash

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Bantam Books, 1992 - Fiction - 440 pages
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With the strange new designer drug, Snow Crash, making zombies of nearly everyone and a deadly computer virus striking down hackers, Hiro Protagonist, the last of the free-lance hackers, comes to the rescue.

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loved the pace and the writing. - Goodreads
Vry difficult to read in places. - Goodreads
Good villians, fun depiction of an alternate future. - Goodreads
Wooden characters, choppy prose and present tense. - Goodreads
Plot moved exceedingly slow but overall great stuff! - Goodreads
Prescient insight into online connectedness. - Goodreads
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Un libro de hackers para hackers. Si no te gusta la informática y no estás en el mundo del hactivismo, no es para ti.
Neal Stephenson explora el poder del lenguaje sobre el cerebro humano, al igual
que los lenguajes de programación que interactúan con el hardware. Todo ello en un mundo apocalíptico y amoral en el que las corporaciones han sustituido a los estados. 

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User Review  - Rod Jones - Goodreads

It was a pretty good book. However around the 1/3 mark, it went heavy into theology that can take you out of the story. After that section, watch closely for the changes between real life and the metaverse. Read full review

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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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