Hiro For Hire By Roderick on June 15, 2012 3 Neal Stephensons 1992 novel Snow Crash is being adapted into a film. This will arguably be the second feature based on the book, the first being the reality show we are currently living in. Anarchy, Left-Libertarian, Science Fiction
Why do they choose garbage to film when there are so many great books not put on screen? I mean, I know they’re desperate for material, but Snow Crash? How many rape scenes are there gonna be in the movie? Geeze.
No doubt they will whitewash Hiro, yet at the same time leaving out Sushi K because of some obscure principe of political correctness.
But seriously, this is the most prophetic of the cyberpunk novels I’ve read. How did Stephenson know?
True Names was pretty prophetic too.
But the most prophetic cyberpunk story I’ve ever read, even though it’s not even considered cyberpunk, is Niven’s cycle of stories on teleportation — if we just replace “teleportation” with “internet.” (Most of them are in A Hole In Space, though “Flash Crowd” is in Flight of the Horse.)