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Snow Crash by  Neal Stephenson - Advance Uncorrected Proof - 1992 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

Snow Crash

by Stephenson, Neal

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


New York: Bantam Books, 1992. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Near Fine/Near Fine. Advance uncorrected proof of the first edition. Publisher's cream colored stiff wraps printed in black and stamped in metallic red. Very Good, with light rubbing to red lettering, wraps lightly shelf worn and with a vertical crease to rear cover. In a trial dust jacket, with publisher's price of $22.00 intact, printed in full matte, and with rear panel blank beyond the UPC code (the first edition jacket has text above this). Jacket is About Near Fine, exhibiting some shelf wear and light toning; the jacket has been trimmed too tall for this proof (likely sized for the hardcover trade) and shows light crimping along the top edge. Scarce!

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.


  • Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 140937139
  • Title: Snow Crash
  • Author: Stephenson, Neal
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Advance Uncorrected Proof
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1992


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On Nov 11 2019, said:
  "In one of the most perceivable dystopian futures that I can imagine, Hiro is everything.

Honestly, I'm not looking for the money. I am registering an amount because your own review of this book captures the fine points so well. Neal Stevenson's writing in Snow Crash is so visceral and complex, that you have no choice but to become immersed in the world he creates. It fires your brain for weeks after the read, if not longer. It takes time to wrap one's head around his world and language, and his execution is flawless.

This book is at pleat as important as Stranger in a Strange Land.

10/10 Worth the read"

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