Neal Stephenson Reamde: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9780061977961

Reamde: A Novel

3.96 avg rating
( 39,594 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061977961: Reamde: A Novel

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

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2011: Neal Stephenson is quite rightly known as a writer of ideas, but don't put it past him to pen a straightforward thriller. True, the plot of said thriller hinges on a massively multiplayer online game that's a step beyond what's actually available on the Internet circa 2011, but that's as far as the sci-fi goes. Enter "REAMDE," an online virus that brings together a super-rich CEO, a Chinese hacker, a rogue Russian mafioso, an assimilated East African beauty, an itinerant Hungarian software programmer, two insanely prolific fantasy writers, and guns, guns, guns. (The book features so much firepower that Stephenson enlisted what he calls a "ballistics copy editor.") It takes a veritable master of pacing to make a thousand pages feel like barely a third of that, but Stephenson is that master; his breakneck narrative starts fast and never, ever lets up. As such, Reamde is as likely to turn off fans of his more cerebral fiction as it is to gain him scads of new devotees. Regardless, it marks an inimitable highlight of this year's thriller roster. --Jason Kirk

From the Back Cover:

Neal Stephenson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Anathem, returns to the terrain of his groundbreaking novels Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Cryptonomicon to deliver a high-intensity, high-stakes, action-packed adventure thriller in which a tech entrepreneur gets caught in the very real crossfire of his own online war game.

In 1972, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, fled to the mountains of British Columbia to avoid the draft. A skilled hunting guide, he eventually amassed a fortune by smuggling marijuana across the border between Canada and Idaho. As the years passed, Richard went straight and returned to the States after the U.S. government granted amnesty to draft dodgers. He parlayed his wealth into an empire and developed a remote resort in which he lives. He also created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game with millions of fans around the world.

But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe—and Richard is at ground zero.

Racing around the globe from the Pacific Northwest to China to the wilds of northern Idaho and points in between, Reamde is a swift-paced thriller that traverses worlds virtual and real. Filled with unexpected twists and turns in which unforgettable villains and unlikely heroes face off in a battle for survival, it is a brilliant refraction of the twenty-first century, from the global war on terror to social media, computer hackers to mobsters, entrepreneurs to religious fundamentalists. Above all, Reamde is an enthralling human story—an entertaining and epic page-turner from the extraordinary Neal Stephenson.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Neal Stephenson
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061977969 ISBN 13: 9780061977961
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061977969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Neal Stephenson
ISBN 10: 0061977969 ISBN 13: 9780061977961
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36SEQU000HEV

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 0.77
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Neal Stephenson
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061977969 ISBN 13: 9780061977961
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061977969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Stephenson, Neal
Published by William Morrow 2011-09-20 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061977969 ISBN 13: 9780061977961
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow 2011-09-20, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. 0061977969 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0061977969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stephenson, Neal
Published by William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061977969 ISBN 13: 9780061977961
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061977969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
32.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Stephenson, Neal
Published by Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061977969 ISBN 13: 9780061977961
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Dan Pope Books
(West Hartford, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. NEW YORK: Morrow (2011). First edition, first printing (with full number sequence including the 1). Hardbound. Brand new! Very Fine in a very fine dust jacket. A tight, clean copy, new and unread. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. NOT price clipped. Shipped in well padded box. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page, his name only, with no other marks or writing. You cannot find a better copy. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # Signed-Fiction-18

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
43.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.05
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Stephenson, Neal
Published by Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061977969 ISBN 13: 9780061977961
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Dan Pope Books
(West Hartford, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. NEW YORK: Morrow (2011). First edition, first printing (with full number sequence including the 1). Hardbound. Brand new! Very Fine in a very fine dust jacket. A tight, clean copy, new and unread. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. NOT price clipped. Shipped in well padded box. SIGNED AND DATED BY AUTHOR on title page, in month of publication, October 2011, with no other marks or writing. You cannot find a better copy. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # Signed-Fiction-19

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
51.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.05
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Stephenson, Neal
Published by U.S.A.: William Morrow (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061977969 ISBN 13: 9780061977961
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMD
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description U.S.A.: William Morrow, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Archival protected. Flawless. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1492995117757

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
119.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.86
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Stephenson, Neal
Published by William Morrow, New York (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061977969 ISBN 13: 9780061977961
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Paul Clay Distinctive Editions
(Porter Ranch, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, New York, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. **SIGNED COPY** Brand New, Beautiful and Unread First Edition/1st Printing (Numberline to "1") of Neal Stephenson's massive and masterful new wonder, which sacrifices none of its splendid speculative elements in pursuit of an epic, relentlessly paced tale super-saturated with action and adventure that grabs you early on and doesn't let go until nearly 1100 pages have whizzed by like a flock of errant neutrinos caroming through Wonderland. Personally and boldly signed by the author directly to the title page (signature only). Ships FAST!! and securely (in a well-padded box) from Southern California. Due to its prodigious size, this book may require additional postage for shipment to some locations. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE625B14

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
123.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.47
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds