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Snow crash

In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. 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 of the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse.

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  • "In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosaNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. 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 of the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse."@en
  • "Hiro Protagonist, a pizza delivery man in future America, lives an alternate life as a warrior prince in the Metaverse where he embarks on a search-and-destroy mission for the virtual-reality villain who is trying to bring about infocalypse."@en
  • "Neal Town Stephenson, 1959 an Halloween in Fort Meade im US- Bundesstaat Maryland geboren, stammt aus einer naturwissenschaftlich geprägten Familie: der Vater war Professor für Elektrotechnik, der eine Großvater war Physikprofessor, der andere Professor für Biochemie. Er wuchs in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, und Ames, Iowa, auf und studierte selbst erst Physik, später sattelte er jedoch auf Geografie um - weil das geographische Institut die besseren Computer hatte. Stephenson gilt vor allem dank seines Romans "Snow Crash" als Mitbegründer der sogenannten Cyberpunk-Literatur, einer Richtung der Science- Fiction in den 80er und frühen 90er Jahren, die später beispielsweise in "Matrix" ihr filmisches Äquivalent fand. In "Snow Crash" wurde die Idee der "Avatare"--Virtuelle Persönlichkeiten, die mittlerweile das Internet bevölkern - erstmals beschrieben. Stephenson war als Essayist für das "Wired Magazine" und auch schon früh für das "Time Magazine" tätig. Seine Zukunftsentwürfe wirken offenbar so glaubwürdig, dass es in Silicon Valley Firmengründer gegeben haben soll, die seinen Roman "Snow Crash" mit den Worten "Das ist unser Geschäftsplan" auf den Tisch knallten. Für "Diamond Age", einen Roman über die ferne Zukunft der elektronischen Bücher, wurde ihm der Hugo Award 1996 verliehen, und bei der Ars Electronica 2000 erhielt er für sein bisheriges Gesamtwerk den "Goldenen Nica", den Oscar der Internet- Welt. Schon Anfang der 90er Jahre befand US-Kult-Papst Timothy Leary: "Neal Stephenson wird bald zu den ganz Großen in der amerikanischen Literatur zählen", und die euphorische Aufnahme seiner Romane "Cryptonomicon" und "Quicksilver" zeigt, dass er auf direktem Weg dorthin ist."
  • "In a future America, people excel at only two things: writing software and delivering pizza in less than 30 minutes."@en
  • "Een zwaardvechter/computerprogrammeur en een skate board-koerierster binden samen de strijd aan met het sinistere computervirus "snow crash", dat niet alleen computers maar ook geesten vernielt."
  • "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-Incarnaete as the Metaverse -- looks something like last year's hype would lead you to believe it should. Enter Hiro Protagonist -- hacker, samurai swordsman, and pizza-delivery driver. WHen his best friend fries his brain on a new designer drug called Snow Crash and his beautiful, brainy ex-girlfriend asks for his help, what's a guy with a name like that to do? He rushes to the rescue."@en
  • "In twenty-first-century America, a computer hacker finds himself fighting a computer virus that battles virtual reality technology and a deadly drug that turns humans into zombies."
  • "In twenty-first-century America, a teenaged computer hacker finds himself fighting a computer virus that battles virtual reality technology and a deadly drug that turns humans into zombies."
  • "In twenty-first-century America, a teenaged computer hacker finds himself fighting a computer virus that battles virtual reality technology and a deadly drug that turns humans into zombies."@en
  • "A part-time hacker, information-scrounge, and delivery boy for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Pizzerias, and full-time Metaverse (virtual reality) samurai named Hiro Protagonist (one of the best names since Billy Pilgrim!), is slowly drawn into a mystery involving a virus program called Snow Crash, which is claiming not only the computers but the minds of hackers the world over, including Hiro's best friend. Who is behind all this, and what it has to do with Sumerian mythology and the hard-wiring of the human language centers is what Hiro must find out, while at the same time he attempts to prevent the further spread of the Snow Crash virus. Along the way he falls in with a skateboard punk named Y.T., who is more instrumental to the story than might first be suggested, and who is the novel's most intriguing character, if only because her investigations are almost more revealing than Hiro's are -- in fact, Hiro comes off as a bit of a cypher compared to her."
  • "In the future the only relief from the sea of logos is the computer-generated universe of virtual reality? But now a strange computer virus, called Snow Crash, is striking down hackers, leaving an unlikely young man as humankind's last hope."@en

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  • "Americké romány"
  • "Cyberpunk fiction"@en
  • "Science fiction"@en
  • "Science fiction"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Vědecko-fantastické romány"
  • "Powieść amerykańska"@pl
  • "Powieść amerykańska"
  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Humorous fiction"@en
  • "Humorous fiction"
  • "Disaster thrillers"
  • "Humorous stories"
  • "Humorous stories"@en
  • "Science-fiction"
  • "American fiction"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"

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  • "Snow crash Roman"
  • "Het Babelvirus"
  • "雪崩"
  • "Le samouraï virtuel"
  • "Snow crash : romanzo"@it
  • "Snow crash"
  • "Snow crash"@en
  • "Snow crash"@it
  • "Snow crash"@es
  • "Snow Crash"
  • "Snow Crash"@en
  • "Snow crash : Roman"
  • "Xue beng"
  • "Kui xue"
  • "Snow Crash Roman"
  • "Lavina"
  • "Zamieć"@pl
  • "Zamieć"
  • "Potpuni raspad"
  • "Snow Crash : Roman"
  • "Sníh"
  • "潰雪"

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