‘Snow Crash’ Is a Cyberpunk Classic

Lisa Yaszek

Posted October 8, 2021

External Article: Wired

Lisa Yaszek, a Regents professor of science fiction studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was quoted in the article, ''Snow Crash’ Is a Cyberpunk Classic,' posted on October 8, 2021, on Wired.

Yaszek spoke about the significance of groundbreaking cyberpunk novel 'Snow Crash' by Neal Stephenson on the Wired.com podcast 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy'.

An excerpt:

Science fiction professor Lisa Yaszek says that from the vantage of 2021, the book has some weaknesses when it comes to race and gender. “If you’re someone who wants to learn a lot about the history and development of cyberpunk, I do still think it’s important to read, because it is an important intervention,” she says. “It’s the moment before cyberpunk really becomes a global storytelling mode, where all kinds of people—authors of color, LGBTQ+ authors—are really going to start using it.”