Reamde: A Novel by Neal Stephenson (September 20)
We just wrote about Stephenson in our post on Books We Dare You To Finish. The author of Cryptonomicon and Anathem, among other best-selling titles, writes about a draft-dodger named Richard Forthrast who escapes to Canada in the early 1970s and makes a ton of money carting weed across the border into the US. With his loads of cash, he then creates an insanely popular multiplayer online role-playing game called T’Rain, which (surprise!) gets hacked by nefarious forces who ransom players’ information and start a war on the system.