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SNOW CRASH

by Stephenson, Neal

Condition: Some darkening to edges of text block a just about fine unread copy. (7785)


New York: Bantam Spectra, 1992. First edition. Some darkening to edges of text block a just about fine unread copy. (7785). Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Cult cyber novel of the nineties. This is the trade paperback edition from a simultaneous hard/soft release. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-437.

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: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 7785
  • Title: SNOW CRASH
  • Author: Stephenson, Neal
  • Book condition: Used - Some darkening to edges of text block a just about fine unread copy. (7785)
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Spectra
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1992
  • Keywords: SF . Paperback
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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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