by Neal Stephenson
Illustrated by Patrick Arrasmith
Signed Limited Edition - $75.00
Fine in fine dj and slipcase; new and unread, direct from the publisher
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Subterranean Press, 2010; 308 pp.; limited to 500 signed numbered hardcovers in slipcase
Subterranean Press is proud to present the first hardcover edition of one of Neal Stephenson's early novels, Zodiac, which is printed in two colors throughout, on 80# Finch paper.
In 1988, long before Snow Crash brought him international recognition, Neal Stephenson published Zodiac, a razor sharp "eco-thriller" filled with an instantly recognizable blend of wit, erudition, and intelligence.
The hero of Zodiac is Sangamon Taylor, aka S.T. As a leading member of GEE – the Group of Environmental Extremists—S.T. has spent years waging guerilla warfare against the forces responsible for undermining the ecology of the Eastern seaboard. When he learns that a large number of lobsters pulled from Boston Harbor have exhibited alarming levels of a carcinogenic substance called PCB, S.T., along with a colorful band of like-minded cohorts, begins to investigate. Following a toxic trail that encompasses corporate malfeasance, genetic engineering, and presidential politics, he uncovers a conspiracy as vicious, devious, and potentially lethal as any he has ever encountered.
Written in an utterly unique voice that combines the encyclopedic knowledge of Thomas Pynchon with the hard-boiled cadences of James Crumley, Zodiac is an exhilarating, hugely entertaining novel that is thoughtful, funny, and deeply serious all at once. More than twenty years after its initial publication, it stands both as a singular accomplishment in its own right, and as a harbinger of the masterpieces to come.
"Zodiac is a great book for anyone who enjoys fast paced thrillers filled with characters who don't do normal. As a stand alone novel, it's the perfect introduction to Neal Stephenson's unique style and worldview. Even if science-y thrillers aren't your thing, still give Zodiac a try. You won't be disappointed."