|Originally posted by SYSTEM-J |
No, I haven't read any of his other books. Sell the concept to me, if you like.
I don't want to get too into the plot, but I generally think the world is much more thought out than Snow Crash. It deals more with the end of nation-states and what replaces them than Snow Crash, as well as the end (or lack thereof) of consumerism following the invention of, basically, unlimited 3D printing. Also big themes of nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, inequality, education, and a few others.
The plot isn't as action-packed as Snow Crash, which is a good thing in my opinion, but the world Stephenson creates is much richer and interesting. Actually thought provoking, at least for me. His conception of economics in a world with unlimited basic supplies and the geopolitical struggle over resources that still remains, even with no more nation-states as traditionally conceived, is quite fun stuff.