Title: Snow Crash
Publisher: Bantam, NY
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Almost Fine
Book Type: Science Fiction
Book has Berryville Graphics Not For Sale stamp on FFEP 2"x1". DJ has 1/8" closed tear on top edge of DJ spine, 1" closed tear on top rear edge of DJ. 470pp + 1pp Bio. Black cloth. BCE. Tight, square, bright copy. No remainder mark. No internal notes or names. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover (NP). I enjoyed this one and laud its reasonable length. True 1st Ed. was a very small printing. USPS Tracking provided. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16747
Synopsis: 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.
Review: From the opening line of his breakthrough cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson plunges the reader into a not-too-distant future. It is a world where the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city-states, and the Internet--incarnate as the Metaverse--looks something like last year's hype would lead you to believe it should. Enter Hiro Protagonist--hacker, samurai swordsman, and pizza-delivery driver. When his best friend fries his brain on a new designer drug called Snow Crash and his beautiful, brainy ex-girlfriend asks for his help, what's a guy with a name like that to do? He rushes to the rescue. A breakneck-paced 21st-century novel, Snow Crash interweaves everything from Sumerian myth to visions of a postmodern civilization on the brink of collapse. Faster than the speed of television and a whole lot more fun, Snow Crash is the portrayal of a future that is bizarre enough to be plausible.
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