Snow Crash

Snow Crash
Author : Neal Stephenson
Publisher : Spectra
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2003-08-26
ISBN 10 : 9780553898194
ISBN 13 : 0553898191
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow Crash Book Description:

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

Snow Crash
Author : Lambert M. Surhone
Publisher : Betascript Publishing
Total Pages : 106
Release : 2010-08-19
ISBN 10 : 6131341532
ISBN 13 : 9786131341533
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow Crash Book Description:

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Snow Crash is Neal Stephenson's third novel, published in 1992. Like many of Stephenson's other novels it references history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, computer science, politics, cryptography, and philosophy. Stephenson explained the title of the novel in his 1999 essay In the Beginning... was the Command Line as his term for a particular software failure mode on the early Apple Macintosh computer. Stephenson wrote about the Macintosh that "When the computer crashed and wrote gibberish into the bitmap, the result was something that looked vaguely like static on a broken television set - a 'Snow crash'." Snow Crash was nominated for both the British Science Fiction Award in 1993, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1994.

Hiro of the Platonic

Hiro of the Platonic
Author : Carl Boehm
Publisher :
Total Pages : 134
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : OCLC:50395436
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiro of the Platonic Book Description:

Postcyberpunk

Postcyberpunk
Author : Books LLC
Publisher : Books LLC, Wiki Series
Total Pages : 202
Release : 2010-05
ISBN 10 : 1155484649
ISBN 13 : 9781155484648
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcyberpunk Book Description:

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...

Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature The man in the high castle

Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  The man in the high castle
Author : Fiona Kelleghan
Publisher : Salem PressInc
Total Pages : 698
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 1587650525
ISBN 13 : 9781587650529
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature The man in the high castle Book Description:

"Plot summaries and analyses of 180 major books and series in the fields of science fiction and fantasy...all but eight of the essays in these volumes are taken directly from Salem Press's four-volume Magill's guide to science fiction and fantasy literature, which was published in 1996"--Publisher's note.

The Holodeck in the Garden

The Holodeck in the Garden
Author : Peter Freese
Publisher : Dalkey Archive Scholarly
Total Pages : 383
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060361972
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holodeck in the Garden Book Description:

Collecting twenty essays written by distinguished scholars from the United States and Germany, The Holodeck in the Garden offers an informative tour of the complex interrelations between science, technology, and contemporary American literature. Contributors include Michael Berube writing on Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist; Joseph Conte on William Gibson and Bruce Sterling; David Cowart on Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis; Carl Djerassi on science-in-fiction; N. Katherine Hayles on Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon; Ursula Heise on risk and narrative in the contemporary novel; John Johnston on network theory; Brian McHale on Harry Mathews, Kathy Acker, and Gilbert Sorrentino; Joseph Tabbi on William Gaddis; and Curtis White on the "Great American Disaster Machine."

Fictional Diseases Fictional Viruses Snow Crash List of Fictional Diseases List of Mega Virus Monsters D Reaper Corrupted Blood Inci

Fictional Diseases  Fictional Viruses  Snow Crash  List of Fictional Diseases  List of Mega Virus Monsters  D Reaper  Corrupted Blood Inci
Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher : Books LLC, Wiki Series
Total Pages : 38
Release : 2010-09
ISBN 10 : 1156469260
ISBN 13 : 9781156469262
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fictional Diseases Fictional Viruses Snow Crash List of Fictional Diseases List of Mega Virus Monsters D Reaper Corrupted Blood Inci Book Description:

Chapters: List of Fictional Diseases. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 206. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: This article is a list of fictional diseases nonexistent, named medical conditions which appear in fiction where they have a major plot or thematic importance. They may be fictional psychological disorders, magical, from mythological or fantasy settings, have evolved naturally, been engineered artificially (most often created as biological weapons), or be any illness that came forth from the (ab)use of technology. Prince Prospero flees the Red Death.The Masque of the Red Death, picture by Roger Corman, 1964.Items in this list are followed by a brief description of symptoms and other details. ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=58150

Fictional Cults Stranger in a Strange Land Snow Crash Gorgom Vanished the Joy of Sect League of Assassins Society of Light Phyr

Fictional Cults  Stranger in a Strange Land  Snow Crash  Gorgom  Vanished  the Joy of Sect  League of Assassins  Society of Light  Phyr
Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher : Books LLC, Wiki Series
Total Pages : 66
Release : 2010-09
ISBN 10 : 1156469228
ISBN 13 : 9781156469224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fictional Cults Stranger in a Strange Land Snow Crash Gorgom Vanished the Joy of Sect League of Assassins Society of Light Phyr Book Description:

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Stranger in a Strange Land, Snow Crash, Brotherhood of Nod, the Joy of Sect, Genestealer, the Profit, Society of Light, Vanished, League of Assassins, Cult of Skaro, Hordes of Chaos, Kobra, Purifiers, Gorgom, Ticket to Heaven, Intergang, Sith, Order of Aurelius, Clan Akkaba, Faction Paradox, U-Men, Cthulhu Mythos Cults, Esoteric Order of Dagon, the Dain Curse, List of Minor Spriggan Organizations, Cult of Crime, the Possibility of an Island, Dawn of the White Light, Church of Humanity, Sons of Satannish, Super Adventure Club. Excerpt: The Brotherhood of Nod, often referred to simply as Nod or The Brotherhood, is a fictional faction which is featured prominently in the Command