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User Review  - GretchenLynn - LibraryThing

Linguistics, computer programming, and religion come together in this book to create a complex sci-fi novel. Set in a parallel present in which companies have taken over and virtual reality competes ... Read full review

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User Review  - ohernaes - LibraryThing

Modern sci-fi classic. Famous for its predictions of future technologies of online, virtual reality and avatars. The writing is not subtle, but energetic and entertaining. Read full review

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User Review  - jerhogan - LibraryThing

** spoiler alert ** The main idea of the book is very intelligent but hardly Hard SF. The action is kept moving fairly fast and the subsidiary ideas introduced are all fairly appealing. The ending is ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

After terminally cute campus high-jinks (The Big U) and a smug but attention-grabbing eco-thriller (Zodiac), Stephenson leaps into near-future Gibsonian cyberpunk—with predictably mixed results. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - ejj1955 - LibraryThing

I found it a bit hard to get into initially, but have been rewarded by sticking with it, as it's an extremely well-imagined future world (not too far in the future), in which centralized governments ... Read full review

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User Review  - iayork - LibraryThing

These bits won't hurt...: Beyond what is an enthusiastically rendered tale of the coming world of 3D interactivity (and I personally believe coming sooner than most realize), this was an insightful ... Read full review

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User Review  - dczapka - LibraryThing

Snow Crash is a novel that feels like it plays right at the intersection of style and substance, and though it depends heavily on both, I'm not convinced it executes both equally as well ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing

When taking a class on digital narrative, I came across a reference to Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age, which sounding rather intriguing. But apparently it was set in the same universe as another ... Read full review

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User Review  - allify - LibraryThing

I don't read these types of books. Typically, I like stuff that's somewhat fanciful (read: has one foot on the ground) and easy to consume. Usually this means young adult literature. Snow Crash is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Diamond Age, a Hugo Award-winning romp into a future nanotechnological revolution, doesn't lend itself to concise description. For what it's worth, it explores what happens when an incredibly powerful ... Read full review

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