I really enjoyed this book. If you are into dystopian futures and how big business works with a dash of death by virus (but not the kind you think!) , you will really enjoy this one. Google Image Result for http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/images_books/SnowCrash.jpg Worth Reading, Neal Stephenson, Books Worth, Spectra Books, Snow Crash, Snowcrash, Favorite Books, Cyberpunk Novels, Science Fiction Books
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Anathem, by Neal Stephenson. Call number: PS3569.T445 A53 2008. Stephenson conjures a far-future Earth-like planet, Arbre, where scientists, philosophers and mathematicians—a religious order unto themselves—have been cloistered behind concent (convent) walls. Their role is to nurture all knowledge while safeguarding it from the vagaries of the irrational saecular outside world.
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson- "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 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."
Ready Player One is one of many different types of science fiction novels that explore the idea of virtual reality technology. The books centers on Wade Wyatt as he journeys through OASIS. OASIS is a virtual reality simulation that dominates the lives of most people on Earth, from business to school to tasks of everyday life, people live out their lives through this reality.
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Surprisingly witty & enjoyable 1960s sci-fi about a camp of prisoners having their intelligence boosted in a dangerous medical experiment. Since the increasingly bright inmates decide to stage a Christopher Marlowe play and rapidly get interested in mediaeval alchemy, this might be pomo enough to qualify as an early cyberpunk novel.
The first of the Sprawl trilogy. The book that introduced the term "cyberspace" to the English language.