Neal Stephenson

4 many years in the past, Richard Forthrast, the black sheep of an Iowa kin, fled to a wild and lonely mountainous nook of British Columbia to prevent the draft. Smuggling backpack a great deal of high-grade marijuana around the border into Northern Idaho, he fast accumulated an important and unlawful fortune. With lots of time and cash to burn, he grew to become hooked on a web myth online game during which opposing factions conflict for energy and treasure in an enormous cyber realm. Like many severe avid gamers, he begun commonly procuring digital gold items and different desirables from chinese language gold farmers—young specialist avid gamers in Asia who accrued digital guns and armor to promote to busy American and ecu buyers.

For Richard, the sport used to be the appropriate chance to launder his getting older hundred greenback debts and start his personal high-tech commence up—a enterprise that has morphed right into a Fortune 500 computing device gaming staff, company 9592, with its personal great winning on-line role-playing video game, T’Rain. however the line among myth and truth turns into dangerously blurred whilst a tender gold farmer accidently triggers a digital struggle for dominance—and Richard is stuck on the center.

In this edgy, twenty first century story, Neal Stephenson, essentially the most formidable and prophetic writers of our time, returns to the terrain of his cyberpunk masterpieces Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon, prime readers throughout the taking a look glass and into the darkish center of mind's eye.

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