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Snow Crash

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 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.

Year: 1992     Genre: CyberpunkHard SFScience Fiction

The Diamond Age

Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neo-Victorians. He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Ladys Illustrated Primer. Unfortunately for Hackworth, his smuggled copy has fallen into the wrong hands.

Year: 1995     Genre: Coming of AgePost-CyberpunkStolen Goods


With this extraordinary first volume in an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

Year: 1999     Genre: EspionageHard SFTechnological ThrillerWWII: Europe


Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

Year: 2004     Genre: Historical


What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

Year: 2015     Genre: ApocalpysePost Apocalypse



Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1984The Big UHumor
1988ZodiacEco-Thriller, Humor
1992Snow CrashCyberpunk, Hard SF, Science Fiction
by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George
Political SF
1995The Diamond Age
Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
Coming of Age, Post-Cyberpunk, Stolen Goods
1996The Cobweb
by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George
Political Thriller, Bio-Warfare
1999CryptonomiconHard SF, Technological Thriller, Espionage, WWII: Europe
2004QuicksilverHistorical, Baroque Cycle
2004The ConfusionHistorical, Baroque Cycle
2005The System of the WorldHistorical, Baroque Cycle
2008AnathemApocalpyse, Speculative
2011ReamdeHostage, Technological Thriller
2015SevenevesApocalpyse, Post Apocalypse
2019Fall; Or, Dodge in HellSpeculative
2021Termination ShockEco-Disaster, Technological Thriller




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