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Snow Crash

Author : Neal Stephenson
ISBN : 0553898191
Genre : Fiction
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One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels • A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous—you’ll recognize it immediately Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—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 Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’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 “[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian “Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century.”—William Gibson “Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.”—The New York Times Book Review

Snow Crash

Author : Neal Stephenson
ISBN : 9780141924045
Genre : Fiction
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The only relief from the sea of logos is within the well-guarded borders of the Burbclaves. Is it any wonder that most sane folks have forsaken the real world and chosen to live in the computer-generated universe of virtual reality? In a major city, the size of a dozen Manhattans, is a domain of pleasures limited only by the imagination. But now a strange new computer virus called Snow Crash is striking down hackers everywhere, leaving an unlikely young man as humankind's last best hope.

Snow Crash

Author : Neal Stephenson
ISBN : 9780140232929
Genre : Fiction
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In the not-too-distant future, the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States is revealed to be a tangled web of corporate-franchise city states, and the Internet is all-powerful. In this mind-altering 21st-century adventure, Hiro Protagonist is a warrior in the metaverse and helps a friend who freaks out on a new designer drug called Snow Crash. Abridged.

Snow Crash

Author : Igor Sobolevsky
ISBN : OCLC:878397919
Genre : Motion pictures
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"Snow Crash was written by Neal Stephenson and published in 1992. The novel touches upon the topics of technology, information, computer science, and philosophy. The main character, appropriately named Hiro Protagonist, delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse (Virtual Reality Network) he's a katana wielding warrior. Hiro gets involved with the enigma of a new computer virus that's infecting hackers everywhere. He navigates the neon-lit streets with a mission of locating and neutralizing a new villain who is trying to bring forth the Infocalypse. Neal Stephenson paints a vivid world filled with astonishing multifaceted characters, diverse city states and uncanny descriptions of future technology and global networking. For instance a Google Earth-like system was described in great detail with remarkably similar functionality to that common piece of software we use to find directions, discover new places and enjoy high resolution aerial images. Snow Crash also addresses the issues of linguistics, history, religion as well as politics, which are tremendously interesting and compelling, however not as suited to my direction in this particular project. For the purposes of my industrial design thesis I had focused on the development of the technology that was described in the novel. Neal Stephenson provides rather detailed function and use scenarios of these systems in the book. I chose to focus on certain items described in greater detail since they would hold a great amount of viewer interest in either a feature film or a video game, while maintaining a style and visual aspects a modern consumer of entertainment expects."--Abstract.

Space Language And Identity In Neal Stephenson S Snow Crash

Author : Seth D. Martin
ISBN : OCLC:49714182
Genre : Science fiction, American
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Postcyberpunk

Author : Books LLC
ISBN : 1155484649
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Postcyberpunk novels, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, The Fifth Element, Demolition Man, List of cyberpunk works, Beggars Ride, Cyberpunk derivatives, Feed, Beggars in Spain, Glasshouse, Beggars and Choosers, Accelerando, Otherland, Transmetropolitan, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Rainbows End, River of Gods, Transhuman Space, Altered Carbon, Singularity Sky, Broken Angels, Iron Sunrise, Nanopunk, Nylon Angel, Transhumanism in fiction, Kling Klang Klatch. Excerpt: The following is a list of works commonly ascribed to the cyberpunk genre of science fiction. While some of these works-such as Neuromancer and Blade Runner-have become accepted as archetypal examples of cyberpunk, the classification of others can be debated. Furthermore, works published after 1993 are increasingly likely to be labeled "postcyberpunk," a term first applied to Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash. Consequently, all categorizations are likely to be incomplete, contested or provisional. Several observers, including the SF writer David Brin, have commented that cyberpunk was not as original as the genre's boosters once claimed. Such works as Fritz Lang's movie Metropolis (1927) contain elements that a 21st-century viewer might call "cyberpunk," even though they predate the cyberpunk canon by many years. These works could be labeled cyberpunk's "precursors," but a causal connection is not always clear. James Tiptree, Jr., The Girl Who Was Plugged In, 1974John Brunner, The Shockwave Rider, 1975Robert Asprin, The Cold Cash War, 1977Vernor Vinge, True Names, 1981K. W. Jeter, Dr. Adder, 1984 The Sprawl trilogy by William Gibson Schismatrix (1985) by Bruce SterlingEclipse Trilogy (aka A Song Called Youth Trilogy) (1985-90) by John ShirleyPsion (1985) by Joan D. Vinge (The Cat Novels)Hardwired (1986) by Walter Jon Williams The Mar d Audran series by George...

Armada

Author : Ernest Cline
ISBN : 9780804137263
Genre : Fiction
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Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe. And then he sees the flying saucer. Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. No, Zack hasn’t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it. It’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can’t help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little…familiar? At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon.

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