Title: Manchester Sci-Fi Book
Description: Book Club for Science Fiction Fans
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00
This month’s book is Snow Crash by Neil Stevenson.
From the opening line of his breakthrough cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson plunges the reader into a not-too-distant future. It is a world where the Mafia controls pizza delivery, the United States exists as a patchwork of corporate-franchise city states, and the Internet–incarnate as the Metaverse–looks something like last year’s hype would lead you to believe it should. Enter Hiro Protagonist–hacker, samurai swordsman and pizza-delivery driver. When his best friend fries his brain on a new designer drug called Snow Crash and his beautiful, brainy ex-girlfriend asks for his help, what’s a guy with a name like that to do? He rushes to the rescue. A breakneck-paced 21st-century novel, Snow Crash interweaves everything from Sumerian myth to visions of a postmodern civilization on the brink of collapse. Faster than the speed of television and a whole lot more fun, Snow Crash is the portrayal of a future that is bizarre enough to be plausible. –Acton Lane
Why not read Snow Crash and join us at Madlab for a good old chat about it?
Manchester Sci-Fi Book Club Contacts
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Sci-Fi Books for following months are:
Anvil of the Stars by Greg Bear