Publisher: William Morris, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Boldly SIGNED By Author on Title Page
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
A beautiful new and unread copy of this excellent author's latest book. Included is a photo of the author at the Barnes & Noble signing as well as a promotional T-shirt (Large). Bookseller Inventory # 1002658
Neal Stephenson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Anathem, returns to the terrain of his groundbreaking novels Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Cryptonomicon to deliver a high-intensity, high-stakes, action-packed adventure thriller in which a tech entrepreneur gets caught in the very real crossfire of his own online war game.
In 1972, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, fled to the mountains of British Columbia to avoid the draft. A skilled hunting guide, he eventually amassed a fortune by smuggling marijuana across the border between Canada and Idaho. As the years passed, Richard went straight and returned to the States after the U.S. government granted amnesty to draft dodgers. He parlayed his wealth into an empire and developed a remote resort in which he lives. He also created T?Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game with millions of fans around the world.
But T?Rain?s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player?s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game?s virtual universe?and Richard is at ground zero.
Racing around the globe from the Pacific Northwest to China to the wilds of northern Idaho and points in between, Reamde is a swift-paced thriller that traverses worlds virtual and real. Filled with unexpected twists and turns in which unforgettable villains and unlikely heroes face off in a battle for survival, it is a brilliant refraction of the twenty-first century, from the global war on terror to social media, computer hackers to mobsters, entrepreneurs to religious fundamentalists. Above all, Reamde is an enthralling human story?an entertaining and epic page-turner from the extraordinary Neal Stephenson.
?Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling.?
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creations?whether he?s reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or both (Cryptonomicon). With Reamde, this visionary author whose mind-stretching fiction has been enthusiastically compared to the work of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace?not to mention William Gibson and Michael Crichton?once again blazes new ground with a high-stakes thriller that will enthrall his loyal audience, science and science fiction, and espionage fiction fans equally. The breathtaking tale of a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, Reamde is a new high?and a new world?for the remarkable Neal Stephenson.
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