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A Library BookGrowl Interview with Dr. Victoria Gaydosik


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Snow Crash

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Snow Crash, a novel by Neal Stephenson, is set in the not-too-distant future where the mafia controls pizza delivery, the U.S. is a vast, mall-like patchwork of corporate-franchise city-states, and young Hiro Protagonist (yes, that's the hero protagonist's name) uses his computer game wizardry and pizza delivering skills to combat a deadly new designer drug called "snow crash." The novel has the distinction of helping usher in the world of cyberpunk fiction. The novel's ideas cascade around the topics history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, computer science, politics, cryptography, and philosophy.


  • Topic: Snow Crash (ISBN: 978-0553380958)
  • Author(s)/Performer(s): Neal Stephenson
  • Interviewee: Victoria Gaydosik
  • Interviewer: Frederic Murray
  • Recording Engineer: Brandon Schwartz
  • Length: 00:16:13 (hh:mm:ss)
  • Recorded: June 1, 2011