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  Snow Crash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Snow Crash is a science fiction novel written by Neal Stephenson and published in 1992.
The Snow Crash meta-virus may be characterized as an extremely aggressive meme.
Snow Crash rocketed to the top of the fiction best-seller charts upon its publication and established Stephenson as a major science fiction writer of the 1990s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Snow_Crash   (2154 words)

  
 Snow Crash
Snow Crash, a novel written by Neal Stephenson, is a futuristic look at a world taken over by the influence of computers.
Snow Crash deals with the world as it is on the verge of a total collapse of society.
In Snow Crash, society is on the verge of this same kind of collapse.
filebox.vt.edu /t/tschweik/SnowCrash3.html   (1881 words)

  
 Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
Snow Crash is a fairly impressive display of the possibilities of science fiction (as fiction).
From there the novel amounts to a race to avoid the spread of Snow Crash, which turns out to be both a computer virus and a real virus -- of a very unusual (and pretty clever) sort.
Snow Crash is an entertaining read, and we certainly recommend it it -- strongly to those interested in science fiction, but also to those curious about where our world is headed.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/stephenn/snowcrash.htm   (1284 words)

  
 Review of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson, Bantam Spectra, 1992, 470 pp.
Snow Crash tells the story of Hiro and Y.T. Hiro, a thirty-year old hacker and sword-fighter, delivers pizza for the Mafia, which, in the future, is not quite the same business as it is now, as we discover in the amped-up opening sequence.
Hiro is out to solve the problem of Snow Crash, a new drug on the market which causes most people to lose the ability to speak anything except nonsense syllables.
www.challengingdestiny.com /reviews/snowcrash.htm   (869 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book): Books: Neal Stephenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"Snow Crash" was my first introduction to Neal Stephenson's bizarre blend of science fiction and adventure, and while I did not close the book on its last page feeling entirely fulfilled, I did close it feeling as though I'd borne witness to something powerful and unique.
Snow Crash is about the world in the not to distant future were the government has folded and everything is run by corporations.
Snow crash is fast-paced, has a very original plot, great character development, innovative and explores the concept of memes (to further explore the meme concept, I would recommend Richard Dawkin's nonfiction book "The Selfish Gene" - also available on Amazon).
www.amazon.com /Snow-Crash-Bantam-Spectra-Book/dp/0553380958   (2493 words)

  
 Snow Crash
Snow Crash goes into the theory of lethal texts in detail, defining them as "speech with magical force." Another character, the Librarian, explains that the Sumerians developed what they called "nam-shubs", incantations which destroyed the ability of their hearers to understand language.
In the world of Snow Crash, that language is Sumerian, which is in fact the oldest written language, and has no known descendants.
Both invoke the Babel myth and the myth of a pre-Babelian ur-language: in Snow Crash it is Sumerian, in Macroscope it is the galactic symbology.
deoxy.org /alephnull/snow.htm   (613 words)

  
 Snow Crash (by Neal Stephenson) (Info Feed Weblog)
Somehow, he is being entangled into the story of a dangerous virus "Snow Crash", which selectively annihilates the brains of people that come into contact with it.
What is amazing about "Snow Crash" is how Neal Stephenson manages to convey a sense of space and continuity through the whole story, which is not that easy given the convoluted setup he has built.
Well, some of the science-fiction in "Snow Crash" seemed to have been a little outdated given our current Internet experience, but altogether the vision of the Net hits so close to home, that I like the book even more right now.
www.smalla.net /infofeed/2004/04/20/snow_crash_by_neal_stephenson.shtml   (478 words)

  
 Blue's News: News Comments
Snow is cancelled is a story with confirmation of the cancellation of this planned simulation of the life of a drug kingpin, though the game was pretty obviously mostly dead already (story).
Snow Crash and Diamond Age (I prefer Diamond Age, but by a hair; many prefer Snow Crash) are very different from the more recent works.
Snow Crash and Diamond Age are Neal Stephenson.
www.bluesnews.com /cgi-bin/viewpost.pl/67967   (1137 words)

  
 Snow Crash (John's Book Pages)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Snow Crash is highly energetic, satirical science fiction about a near future in which virtual reality is ubiquitous and America has dissolved into a chaotic sea of franchises and burbclaves (a contraction of suburb and enclave -- these aren't satire, they already exist).
I first read Snow Crash when it came out in the early nineties; I recently picked it up again since I loved it the first time and because I was curious to see how it has aged.
Overall, it has aged well -- to Stephenson's credit the emergence of the commercial internet hasn't upstaged his Metaverse, and the socioeconomic trends that he spends much of the book making fun of are still going strong, and still need to be mocked.
books.regehr.org /reviews/snowcrash.html   (175 words)

  
 Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson
Snow Crash is Neal Stephenson's breakthrough cyberpunk novel.
A breakneck-paced 21st-century novel, Snow Crash interweaves everything from Sumerian myth to visions of a postmodern civilization on the brink of collapse.
Faster than the speed of television and a whole lot more fun, Snow Crash is the portrayal of a future that is bizarre enough to be plausible.
project.cyberpunk.ru /idb/snowcrash.html   (193 words)

  
 Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book) by Neal Stephenson (kottke.org)
When I mentioned Neal Stephenson here in February, several people recommended starting with the smaller Snow Crash rather than plunging head-long into Cryptonomicon or the Baroque Cycle.
Aside from the entertaining writing, Snow Crash (excerpt) is packed full of ideas.
Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book) is one of the 40 books written about on kottke.org.
www.kottke.org /05/06/snow-crash   (349 words)

  
 Snow Crash Cyberpunk
Snow Crash was written in 1992, and is considered by many to be the greatest of the cyberpunk genre.
Snow Crash is one of two major works covered in English 480, Computers and Writing.
In particular I will be focusing on the role of animals in the novel, and any ethical implications their presence may have on society in 2003.
www.wiu.edu /users/jrh124/Snowcrash.htm   (245 words)

  
 index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Snow Crash is a novel by Neal Stephenson about a future world in a state of confusion and decay.
I've also got a "Wired" interview with Stephenson and a sound bite of "Are the science fiction visions of William Gibson or Neal Stephenson coming true?"(be patient, this one takes a little time to load).
Or you can see some more of my thoughts on the overall themes in Snow Crash as well as how they are pervasive in all of Stephenson's work.
www.cwrl.utexas.edu /~tonya/cyberpunk/projects/jeni_snow   (254 words)

  
 fUSION Anomaly. Snow Crash
It emerges that Snow Crash is both a drug and a virus: it destroyed ancient Sumeria by randomizing their
Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous...
Snow Crash - A term for a virus transmitted either through bitmap encoded computer programs or through drugs or virally infected blood injected into the bloodstream.
fusionanomaly.net /snowcrash.html   (921 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Snow Crash: Books: Neal Stephenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is a world where the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city states, and the Internet--incarnate as the Metaverse--looks something like last year's hype would lead you to believe it should.
But now a strange computer virus, called Snow Crash, is striking down hackers, leaving an unlikely young man as humankind's last hope.
Snow Crash is well written, with a strong well-paced plot and an interesting, well realised, cast of characters.
www.amazon.co.uk /Snow-Crash-Neal-Stephenson/dp/0140232923   (1433 words)

  
 ThinkGeek :: Snow Crash
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.
Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous...you'll recognize it immediately.
Snow Crash is a well-crafted, tongue-in-cheek romp through a near-future America so familar, one expects to see its characters chasing each other down the street.
www.thinkgeek.com /books/scifi/2916   (187 words)

  
 GoTo Search Results: Snow Crash
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson In Reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince.
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson A surge of popular and critical acclaim catapulted author Neal Stephenson's futuristic masterpiece to #1 on the Science Fiction Bestseller list--Snow Crash weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about...
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson The object called "Snow Crash" is a computer program that, when activated, displays a pattern of dots to its user.
www.msu.edu /~bentonje/lbs133/searches/jeff/goto.html   (1216 words)

  
 Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book) on All Consuming
Cyberpunk is a niche of science-fiction where I found a fascinating milieu steeped in world cultures and technology but never really found what I considered to be great stories.
Neal Stephenson doesn’t accomplish it here either with Snow Crash, but it’s nevertheless a fun ride.
Geeks might like Snow Crash because it has a more realistic technical detail, but Gibson can write circles around Stephenson.
allconsuming.net /item.cgi?isbn=0553380958   (697 words)

  
 Slashdot | Snow Crash
Given the quality and density of Snow Crash, it's easy to recommend this work as a defining piece of SF.
After Snow Crash, Headcrash, by Bruce Bethke by GGardner (Score:1) Tuesday October 19, @05:24PM
The "franchise" society in Snow Crash, for example, was a profound meditation on the commercial balkanization of American culture.
slashdot.org /books/99/10/18/1049244.shtml   (2255 words)

  
 Comments on Snow Crash Theology
I was recently asked, "What, you haven't read Snow Crash?!?!?" by a colleague who had an appropriately-astonished look on his face.
These are not carefully researched arguments like those found in my comments on the Da Vinci Code because Snow Crash neither claims to present true material nor puts them forth as truth claims with references, it merely weaves them into the story.
Therefore the Biblical account is merely a myth." If Snow Crash had provided some specific references, we could follow up on them and make a specific response, but it is not intended as a scholarly work so it cannot be faulted for not providing one.
www.cs.unc.edu /~taylorr/snowcrash.html   (3599 words)

  
 Metaverse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Metaverse, a phrase coined by Neal Stephenson's science fiction novel Snow Crash (1992) constitutes Stephenson's vision of how a virtual reality-based Internet might evolve in the near future.
The world was based on Snow Crash and was a text-based implementation of the Metaverse.
Active Worlds, which is based entirely on Snow Crash, popularized the project of creating the Metaverse in 1997 by distributing virtual-reality worlds capable of implementing the Metaverse concept.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metaverse   (498 words)

  
 Salon.com Audio | "Snow Crash"
Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cyber-sensibility to create a gigantic thriller of the information age.
"Snow Crash" is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you'll recognize it immediately.
Listen to an excerpt from "Snow Crash" [Time Warner Audiobooks], read by Jonathan Davis.
archive.salon.com /audio/fiction/2001/08/20/stephenson_crash/index.html   (373 words)

  
 Bibliography: Snow Crash
Snow Crash (Feb 1999, SFBC, #02049, $9.98, 470pp, hc) Cover: Jean-Francois Podevin
Snow Crash (May 2000, Bantam Spectra, 0553380958, $12.95, 441pp, tp) Cover: Bruce Jensen
Snow Crash (Sep 2003, Bantam Spectra, 0553380958, $13.95, 470pp, tp) Cover: Bruce Jensen
www.isfdb.org /cgi-bin/title.cgi?1182   (223 words)

  
 Ogle Earth: A blog about Google Earth. « Snow Crash redux »
I read Snow Crash over the past week,...
We've already had some excerpts from Neal Stephenson's 1992 novel Snow Crash on Ogle Earth, and we've found that John Hanke took inspiration for Google Earth from the Earth in Snow Crash.
I read Snow Crash over the past week, and bookmarked the Earth passages.
www.ogleearth.com /2005/09/snow_crash_redu.html   (780 words)

  
 DrumNet - Snow Crash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It's hard to summarize the plot of Snow Crash because I was never really able to figure out what it was about.
Its star is Hiro Protagonist (no explanation is ever given for the all too obvious play on words here), a genius hacker and swordsman extraordinaire who is working as a pizza delivery guy during the opening (and very funny) scenes of the story.
Hiro, it turns out later, was one of the original inventors of the Metaverse, a sort of virtual reality version of the Web, and during one of his trips to the Metaverse he runs into a virus called Snow Crash that not only crashes your computer but, if you're a programmer, also crashes you.
members.cox.net /kdrum/Snowcrash.htm   (441 words)

  
 Evil Avatar - Snow Crash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
I was told that Snow Crash was the best but to start with Neuromancer when it comes to cyberpunk.
Although it may be worth reading redRobe before the Arabesques, as it is a standalone book, with a slightly closer feel to Snow Crash.
I actually purchased Neuromancer and Snow Crash on a trip to California a few years back and read them both on the plane ride home.
www.evilavatar.com /forums/showthread.php?t=14599   (491 words)

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