Cruising Boston Harbor with lab tests and scuba gear, S. T. rides in with the ecosystem cavalry on his 40-horsepower Zodiac raft. His job of tracking down poisonous runoff and embarrassing the powerful corporations who caused them becomes more sticky than usual; run-ins with a gang of satanic rock fans, a deranged geneticist, and a mysterious PCB contamination that may or may not be man-made--plus a falling-out with his competent ("I adore stress") girlfriend--all complicate his mission.
Stephenson/S. T.'s irreverent, facetious, esprit-filled voice make this near-future tale a joy to read. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
With a couple of tweaks to some of the minor technology things this book could be published as a current novel today. This fact is somewhat frustrating.Published 10 days ago by --brk
I went back and read this book after I completed Snow Crash and Diamond Age. Zodiac (along with "The Big U" is a great example of Stephenson's manic character development... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hunter
Amusing but not up to the level of Stephenson's other work. Instead, try Anathum, Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon or (three books but well worth the time) The Baroque Cycle - all 5-star... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Douglas Wilson
Neal Stephenson is one of the great Science Fiction/ Fantasy writers of our time. His work here is indicative of his skill.Published 5 months ago by Gary V. Johnson
Good book. Different from his later books; not cyberpunk or whatever. Actually has a satisfying ending, unlike many of his others!Published 8 months ago by Mike
I've read most of Neal's books, and this is not his best one, the plot its actually fairly sloppily written in some places and makes it not clear how the action is proceeding. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Benjamin J. Wiley
I've learn a few things about chemistry and eco-guerilla by reading this book. You could too.
Unlike other Neal's books to the exception of some parts of Crypto-Nomicon,... Read more
This book is one of Stephenson's earlier works, but it has all the elements that I enjoy in his stories. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Auton