Author: Stephenson, Neal
Published: June 1992
In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse.
“Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.”
—The New York Times Book Review