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Zodiac: The Eco Thriller (Signed)

Stephenson, Neal

ISBN 10: 1596062487 / ISBN 13: 9781596062481
Published by Subterranean Press, 2010
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This book is in New/Unread condition. It is a Signed, Limited Edition. There are no remainder marks; the price is unclipped; not an ex-library book; not a BCE. Hard Cover in custom slipcase. Smoke free environment. Simply signed by Neal Stephenson (not inscribed). Limited Edition, 371 of 500 copies. We ship in cardboard boxes with bubble wrap and peanuts. Bookseller Inventory # 000322

Bibliographic Details

Title: Zodiac: The Eco Thriller (Signed)

Publisher: Subterranean Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Patrick Arrasmith

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Sangamon Taylor's a New Age Sam Spade who sports a wet suit instead of a trench coat and prefers Jolt from the can to Scotch on the rocks. He knows about chemical sludge the way he knows about evil -- all too intimately. And the toxic trail he follows leads to some high and foul places. Before long Taylor's house is bombed, his every move followed, he's adopted by reservation Indians, moves onto the FBI's most wanted list, makes up with his girlfriend, and plays a starring role in the near-assassination of a presidential candidate. Closing the case with the aid of his burnout roomate, his tofu-eating comrades, three major networks, and a range of unconventional weaponry, Sangamon Taylor pulls off the most startling caper in Boston Harbor since the Tea Party. As he navigates this ecological thriller with hardboiled wit and the biggest outboard motor he can get his hands on, Taylor reveals himself as one of the last of the white-hatted good guys in a very toxic world.


Believe it or not, some readers find Zodiac even more fun than Neal Stephenson's defining 1990s cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash. Zodiac is set in Boston, and hero Sangamon Taylor (S. T.) ironically describes his hilarious exploits in the first person. S. T. is a modern superhero, a self-proclaimed Toxic Spiderman. With stealth, spunk, and the backing of GEE (a non-profit environmental group) as his weapons, S. T. chases down the bad guys with James Bond-like Zen.

Cruising Boston Harbor with lab tests and scuba gear, S. T. rides in with the ecosystem cavalry on his 40-horsepower Zodiac raft. His job of tracking down poisonous runoff and embarrassing the powerful corporations who caused them becomes more sticky than usual; run-ins with a gang of satanic rock fans, a deranged geneticist, and a mysterious PCB contamination that may or may not be man-made--plus a falling-out with his competent ("I adore stress") girlfriend--all complicate his mission.

Stephenson/S. T.'s irreverent, facetious, esprit-filled voice make this near-future tale a joy to read.

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