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Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson

Step into the Metaverse, a cyberspace where anything goes. Snow Crash has hit the market - a cyberdrug and computer virus that infects the user behind the avatar. Follow Hiro, a freelance hacker and the Metaverse's top swordfighter, and Y.T., a mouthy teenage girl, as they navigate a reality altered by Snow Crash. With themes spanning linguistics, religion, computer science, politics, philosophy, cryptography, and even pizza delivery, this fast-paced adventure is a glimpse into the not-too-distant future.
Publish Date
first published in 1992
Goodreads Rating
It's a tough call because I prefer other books of Neal Stephenson. But Snow Crash is so important within the history of science fiction.      source
I love Snow Crash.      source
Snow Crash is an amazing, amazing book. There’s nothing quite similar to Snow Crash. Snow Crash is in a league of its own.      source
Such a good book but you can’t give it to someone now. I've tried; it doesn’t work. You have to read it before you’ve been on the internet.      source
Within the computer field, there are classical books I still find impressive, like Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. That was really ten years ahead of its time. It kind of anticipated what’s going to happen, and I find that really interesting      source
Edit: Snow Crash is now one of my favorite books of all-time      source
@jamaljomaa @tobyordoxford Loved it. I’ve read every book by him!      source
@hudsonjameson @monicapuchner Ooh please read Snow Crash, it's a bit of a cliche book to talk about in tech but it's soo good and really changed my thinking when I read it!      source
@EstherCrawford Such a good book!!      source
Childhood sci fi books that most influenced me - 2001 - Jurassic Park - Sphere - Rendezvous with Rama ( and several Clarke short stories) - Snowcrash - I, Robot      source
@Spacekatgal 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 2. War with the Newts by Karel Čapek 3. Snow Crash      source