Read in Love
Wednesday, January 09, 2002
Just finished reading "Snow Crash" today by Neal Stephenson. I don't know why I waited so long to read it, although I could never find it used in paperback. I knew it was a good book and Stephenson has pretty much followed through on the promise of his talent with his other books such as "The Diamond Age" and "Cryptonomicon". "Snow Crash" is pure science fiction, no doubt, but so much of what he talks about is factual or has been realized scientifically that it does not resemble traditional science fiction. In fact, it is the personal relationships and social-political relationships in the novel that are fictional. Like many cyberpunk novelists, Stephenson manages to surf the crest of information technology and general knowledge to create a fast paced piece of eye candy, that resonates powerfully within the mainstream litergy.