Snow Crash, written by Neal Stephenson, is a fast-paced cyberpunk novel set in a near-future where virtual reality and the internet have merged into a sprawling metaverse. The story follows the protagonist, Hiro Protagonist, a hacker and pizza delivery driver, as he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to unleash a deadly virus in both the virtual and real world. Snow Crash is a thrilling exploration of transhumanism, linguistics, and the power of information.