In this mind-altering rompâ€”where the term â€śMetaverseâ€ť was first coinedâ€”youâ€™ll experience a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, youâ€™ll recognize it immediately â€˘ One of Timeâ€™s 100 best English-language novels
Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparisonâ€”a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age.
In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzoâ€™s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse heâ€™s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus thatâ€™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.
Praise for Snow Crash
â€ś[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchonâ€™s Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole.â€ťâ€”The San Francisco Bay Guardian
â€śFast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century.â€ťâ€”William Gibson
â€śBrilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.â€ťâ€”The New York Times Book Review