Snow Crash: A Novel

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Random House Worlds, Aug 26, 2003 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The “brilliantly realized” (The New York Times Book Review) modern classic that coined the term “metaverse”—one of Time’s 100 best English-language novels and “a foundational text of the cyberpunk movement” (Wired)
 
In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous . . . you’ll recognize it immediately.
 

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User Review  - fpagan - LibraryThing

The first of Stephenson's *early* novels I've read and, apparently, the container for the original coinage of the term Metaverse. (You giving him credit, Zuckerburg?) Possibly his aims included ... Read full review

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

This is a dystopian book. It is dystopian to the core! Are we in the Metaverse? This is the book where the term was coined. It is almost impossible to figure out where the action is taking place at ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 26
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Neal Stephenson is the bestselling author of the novels Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon, Quicksilver, Anathem, Seveneves, Reamde, and Termination Shock, among others, as well as the nonfiction work, In the Beginning... Was the Command Line. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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