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Snow Crash by  Neal Stephenson - Signed First Edition - 1992 - from S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ILAB) and Biblio.com

Snow Crash

by Stephenson, Neal

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


New York: Bantam Spectra. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1992. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. "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'?". Stephenson has also mentioned that Julian Jaynes' book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind was one of the main influences on Snow Crash. The book presents the Sumerian language as the firmware programming language for the brainstem, which is supposedly functioning as the BIOS for the human brain. According to characters in the book, the goddess Asherah is the personification of a linguistic virus, similar to a computer virus." (from Wikipedia) ; Signed by Author .

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: S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ILAB) US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: A37891
  • Title: Snow Crash
  • Author: Stephenson, Neal
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine in Fine dust jacket
  • Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bantam Spectra
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1992
  • Keywords: Science Fiction, Neal Stephenson, Cybernetics, Cyberpunk, Computers, Computer fiction, The Internet, Fantastic Fiction, Science Fiction


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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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