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Ceridwen

Ceridwen

You kids get off my lawn. 

Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson I totally heart this book, and read it again as summer escapism. Possibly one of the fist cyberpunk works to grow a sense of humor, the opening 20 pages are maybe the funniest I've ever seen open a novel. It's got everything you could ever want in a cyberpunk novel: the Metaverse, a harpoon-wielding mutant, sword fights, a vast decaying sprawl of urbanity, killer cyborg dogs, and a seriously convoluted set-up involving the ancient city of Ur, informational hygiene, and a modern-day Pentecostal cult that worships Jesus and Elvis. Good Times.