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Reamde: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Stephenson, Neal
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 1056
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 1.69in
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From The Publisher*

From the extraordinary Neal Stephenson comes an epic adventure that spans entire worlds, both real and virtual.

The black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, former draft dodger and successful marijuana smuggler Richard Forthrast amassed a small fortune over the years-and then increased it a thousandfold when he created T'Rain. A massive, multibillion-dollar, multiplayer online role-playing game, T'Rain now has millions of obsessed fans from the U.S. to China. But a small group of ingenious Asian hackers has just unleashed Reamde-a virus that encrypts all of a player's electronic files and holds them for ransom-which has unwittingly triggered a war that's creating chaos not only in the virtual universe but in the real one as well. Its repercussions will be felt all around the globe-setting in motion a devastating series of events involving Russian mobsters, computer geeks, secret agents, and Islamic terrorists-with Forthrast standing at ground zero and his loved ones caught in the crossfire.

From The Publisher*

"Stephenson has a once-in-a-generation gift: he makes complex ideas clear, and he makes them funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling."

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Neal Stephenson is continually rocking the literary world with his brazen and brilliant fictional creations-whether he's reimagining the past (The Baroque Cycle), inventing the future (Snow Crash), or both (Cryptonomicon). With Reamde, this visionary author whose mind-stretching fiction has been enthusiastically compared to the work of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and David Foster Wallace-not to mention William Gibson and Michael Crichton-once again blazes new ground with a high-stakes thriller that will enthrall his loyal audience, science and science fiction, and espionage fiction fans equally. The breathtaking tale of a wealthy tech entrepreneur caught in the very real crossfire of his own online fantasy war game, Reamde is a new high-and a new world-for the remarkable Neal Stephenson.

Review Quote*"Stephenson's REAMDE: perfectly executed, mammoth, ambitious technothriller...a triumph, all 980 pages of it."
Review Quote*"Noir futurist Stephenson returns to cyberia with this fast-moving though sprawling techno-thriller...Who'll prevail? We don't know till the very end, thanks to Stephenson's knife-sharp skills as a storyteller. An intriguing yarn-most geeky, and full of statisfying mayhem."
Review Quote*"Stephenson...delivers a sprawling thriller that shows him in complete control of his story."
Review Quote*"In less masterful hands, this pile-up of implausible coincidences, madcap romance, technological mayhem and nail-biting suspense might have been a train wreck, but Stephenson pulls it off. REAMDE has one of the most satisfyingly over-the-top endings of anything I've read in years. "
Review Quote*"Nobody else writes like Stephenson"
Review Quote*"Neal Stephenson has guts, a killer story, and-for the first time since Cryptonomicon-a thriller I can thoroughly recommend to any reader....With REAMDE we have a very smart page-turner-a global chess game expertly played."
Review Quote*"REAMDE big, carefully choreographed, jet-set square-dance of mayhem."