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William Morrow, 2011 - Computer games - 1044 pages
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When his own high-tech start up turns into a Fortune 500 computer gaming group, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa family who has amassed an illegal fortune, finds the line between fantasy and reality becoming blurred when a virtual war for dominance is triggered.

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Neal Stephenson is an extremely intelligent writer. - LibraryThing
You won't run out of plot lines to consider! - LibraryThing
Detailed research on the background. - LibraryThing
Thrillers are, by nature, fast-pace adventure stories. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - duende - LibraryThing

I enjoyed reading Reamde, but don't feel like it scratched my Stephenson itch. The story was good, and exciting, I liked the characters, for the most part, and even thought the ending was a bit more ... Read full review

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User Review  - stuart10er - LibraryThing

This is one of those times that I wish I could rate in half stars. This isn't quite a 4 star - but I definately enjoyed it more than 3 stars. It was better than ok - but not amazing. So, really 3.5 ... Read full review

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Neal Stephenson, the science fiction author, was born on October 31, 1959 in Maryland. He graduated from Boston University in 1981 with a B.A. in Geography with a minor in physics. His first novel, The Big U, was published in 1984. It received little attention and stayed out of print until Stephenson allowed it to be reprinted in 2001. His second novel was Zodiac: The Eco-Thriller was published in 1988, but it was his novel Snow Crash (1992) that brought him popularity. It fused memetics, computer viruses, and other high-tech themes with Sumerian mythology. Neal Stephenson has won several awards: Hugo for Best Novel for The Diamond Age (1996), the Arthur C. Clark for Best Novel for Quicksilver (2004), and the Prometheus Award for Best Novel for The System of the World (2005). He recently completed the The Baroque Cycle Trilogy, a series of historical novels. It consists of eight books and was originally published in three volumes and Reamde. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington. Stephenson also writes under the pseudonym Stephen Bury.

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