# The Confusion
# The System of the World
They're not quite the same thing as Snow Crash, but a lot more involving and I think more enjoyable.
Eh, I disagree. Snow Crash and Diamond Age (I prefer Diamond Age, but by a hair; many prefer Snow Crash) are very
different from the more recent works. And while I enjoyed Cryptonomicon, I merely plowed through the Baroque Cycle
books out of sheer determination. They're only enjoyable if you're into historical fiction (I am, somewhat) and a view of 17th Century European politics with a focus on mathematics. Seriously.
His purely fictional works (in which I include Cryptonomicon) are much more readable and enjoyable IMO. And nearly as edifying.
BTW, there's also Zodiac
, which is about eco-terrorism, although it's not as good as either later novel. He's also published a couple novels under the name "Stephen Bury" which are passable, but not great.
There's also a great deal of non-fiction, in particular "In The Beginning...was the Command Line" which is popular in geek/unix circles.