Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Hiro Protagonist—yeah, that's his name—is a freelance hacker and unemployed pizza deliveryman lost in a post-lapsarian, hyper-capitalist future America in which the central government has withered away, leaving behind a landscape of gated communities and endless strip malls lined with cookie-cutter retail franchises. When a virulent computer virus (or is it a drug? or a religion?) called Snow Crash gets loose and somehow starts infecting humans, Hiro teams up with a sassy skateboard messenger to save both the real world and cyberspace. Stephenson is that rare—no, unique—thing, both a virtuosic literary stylist and a consummate observer of a brave new world where information flows freely between humans and computers, to the point where the two are no longer easily distinguishable.—L.G

- Time

The 627th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 78th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  3. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)

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