Snow Crash

Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson

The story begins with a wild pizza delivery ride, then turns left on every page. Stephenson’s first blockbuster novel is a page turning thriller that never slows down. At publication, comparisons were made to William Gibson and Thomas Pynchon. While it’s true that Stephenson stands on their shoulders, his voice is unique and captivating.

Reamde

Reamde – Neal Stephenson

A solid thriller from a top idea-driven writer. The story revolves around a massive online interactive game with hackers, gamers, and bad guys both inside and outside of the game environment. The action proceeds at breakneck pace and the characters keep you invested in the plot from start to finish.

Seveneves

Seveneves – Neal Stephenson

After the moon blows up, what next? Thought-provoking novel about disaster and long-term survival. A lot of imagination went into the setting and plot, it leaves you wishing this long story was twice as long.

Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson

Secret codes, hot babes, and a whole lot of gold. Follow the adventures of the Waterhouse and Shaftoe families from WW2 to the present day world of the internet. A page-turning thriller with enough twists to keep you guessing until the end.

The Diamond Age

The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson

Nell survives Shanghai, a city of walled gardens. A software engineer builds “A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer” and the story takes off. A wild collection of tribes navigate a world of nanobot frenzy and outright war. The mice march on. Stephenson’s best.