Which makes him useful—to certain people. Rei toei is the idoru—the beautiful, entirely virtual media star adored by all Japan. When the seattle chapter of the Lo/Rez fan club decided that he might be in trouble in Tokyo, they sent Chia to check it out. He is an intuitive fisher for patterns of information, the “signature” an individual creates simply by going about the business of living.
Neon rain. Light everywhere blowing under any door you might try to close. Her idol is the singer Rez, of the band Lo/Rez. Neuromancer made Gibson famous; Idoru cements that fame. The washington post Book World21st century Tokyo, after the millennial quake. Rez has declared that he will marry her. True or not, the idoru and the powerful interests surrounding her are enough to put all their lives in danger.
. Chia mckenzie is here on a rescue mission. But laney knows how to sift for the dangerous bits. This is the rumor that has brought Chia to Tokyo.
All Tomorrow's Parties Bridge Trilogy Book 3
Something is about to happen in San Francisco. And in the mists of san francisco, at this rare moment in history, who is to say what is or is not impossible. She herself is not human, not quite, but she’s working on it. A boy named silencio does not speak, but flies through webs of cyber-information in search of the one object that has seized his imagination.
. A gray man moves elegantly through the mists, leaving bodies in his wake, so that a tide of absences alerts Laney to his presence. Not in tokyo; he will not see this thing himself. And rei toi, the japanese Idoru, continues her study of all things human. The mists make it easy to hide, if hiding is what you want, and even at the best of times reality there seems to shift.
His body shakes with fever dreams, but his mind roams free as always, and he knows something is about to happen. The ferociously talented gibson delivers his signature mélange of technopop splendor and post-industrial squalor” Time in this New York Times bestseller that features his hero from Idoru.
. Colin laney, sensitive to patterns of information like no one else on earth, currently resides in a cardboard box in Tokyo.
Virtual Light Bridge Trilogy Book 1
What you can see through these high-tech specs can make you rich—or get you killed. Praise for virtual Light“Both exhilarating and terrifying. But these are no ordinary shades. New york times bestseller • 2005: welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California.
. A terrifically stylish burst of kick-butt imagination. Entertainment Weekly“Convincing. Now berry and chevette are on the run, zeroing in on the digitalized heart of DatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high. And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash. Virtual light is written with a sense of craft, a sense of humor and a sense of the ultimate seriousness of the problems it explores.
Chicago tribune“in the emerging pop culture of the information age, Gibson is the brightest star. The san diego Union-Tribune. The millennium has come and gone, leaving in its wake only stunned survivors. Chevette washington is a bicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsively snatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses.
Spook Country Blue Ant Book 2
The “cool and scary”san francisco Chronicle New York Times bestseller from the author of Pattern Recognition and Neuromancer. Spook spo͞ok n. A specter; a ghost. The place we are learning to live. But in his day job, Bobby is a troubleshooter for military navigation equipment. He refuses to sleep in the same place twice.
Slang for “intelligence agent. Country ˈkən-trē n. In the mind or in reality. He meets no one. What lies behind. Spook country spo͞ok ˈkən-trē n. The place where we all have landed, few by choice. The united states of America, New Improved Edition. What lies before you. Hollis henry is a journalist, on investigative assignment for a magazine called Node, which doesn’t exist yet.
And hollis Henry has been told to find him. A devastatingly precise reflection of the American zeitgeist. The washington Post Book World.
Zero History Blue Ant Book 3
Garreth doesn't owe Bigend a thing. But now she’s broke, and Bigend has just the thing to get her back in the game. They all have something bigend wants as he finds himself outmaneuvered and adrift, after a Department of Defense contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers so shadowy they can out-Bigend Bigend himself.
Zero history is gibson’s best yet, a triumph of science fiction as social criticism and adventure. BoingBoing. Net. Milgrim can disappear in almost any setting, and his Russian is perfectly idiomatic—so much so that he spoke it with his therapist in the secret Swiss clinic where Bigend paid for him to be cured of his addiction.
. Hollis henry never intended to work for global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend again. But he does have friends from whom he can call in the kinds of favors powerful people need when things go sideways.
Mona Lisa Overdrive: A Novel Sprawl Trilogy Book 3
Or so they think. Or even known. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes. William gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date.
. The mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter gibson's unique world—lyric and mechanical, sensual and violent, sobering and exciting—where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace. Into this world comes mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell.
Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer. Now, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, from inside cyberspace, plans that cannot be controlled .
Pattern Recognition Blue Ant Book 1
Still haunted by the memory of her missing father—a cold war security guru who disappeared in downtown Manhattan on the morning of September 11, and terror, globalization, 2001—Cayce is soon traveling through parallel universes of marketing, heading always for the still point where the three converge.
Pattern recognition is William Gibson’s best book since he rewrote all the rules in Neuromancer. Neil gaiman, author of american Gods“One of the first authentic and vital novels of the 21st century. The washington post book WorldThe accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller.
While in london to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, she’s offered a different assignment: find the creator of the obscure, enigmatic video clips being uploaded to the internet—footage that is generating massive underground buzz worldwide. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now.
. Cayce pollard is a new kind of prophet—a world-renowned “coolhunter” who predicts the hottest trends. From london to tokyo to moscow, she follows the implications of a secret as disturbing—and compelling—as the twenty-first century promises to be.
Count Zero Sprawl Trilogy Book 2
Then hosaka corporation reactivates him, for a mission more dangerous than the one he’s recovering from: to get a defecting chief of R&D—and the biochip he’s perfected—out intact. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties—some of whom aren’t remotely human. A stylish, frighteningly probable parable of the future from the visionary, street smart, New York Times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Agency.
A corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side.
Tautly-written and suspenseful, burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface from Bruce Sterling, now available for the first time in trade paperback. These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson's characters and intensely-realized worlds at his absolute best, from the chip-enhanced couriers of "Johnny Mnemonic" to the street-tech melancholy of "Burning Chrome.
". Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction.
Her brother burton lives on money from the Veterans Administration, for neurological damage suffered in the Marines’ elite Haptic Recon unit. Wilf, a high-powered publicist and celebrity-minder, fancies himself a romantic misfit, in a society where reaching into the past is just another hobby. Burton’s been moonlighting online, secretly working security in some game prototype, a virtual world that looks vaguely like London, but a lot weirder.
Flynne earns what she can by assembling product at the local 3D printshop. She made more as a combat scout in an online game, playing for a rich man, but she’s had to let the shooter games go. Wilf netherton lives in London, seventy-some years later, on the far side of decades of slow-motion apocalypse.
The new york times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Agency presents a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that takes a terrifying look into the future. Flynne fisher lives down a country road, in a rural America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which she’s trying to avoid.
Things are pretty good now, for the haves, and there aren’t many have-nots left. Her world will be altered utterly, for all its decadence and power, and Wilf’s, irrevocably, will learn that some of these third-world types from the past can be badass.
William gibson has trained his eye on the future for decades, ever since coining the term “cyberspace” and then popularizing it in his classic speculative novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. The boston Globe. Cory doctorow raved that the peripheral is “spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer.
Now gibson is back with Agency—a science fiction thriller heavily influenced by our most current events. Verity jane, gifted app whisperer, takes a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. Eunice, manifests a face, ” the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, a fragmentary past, and a canny grasp of combat strategy.
Meanwhile, a century ahead in london, Wilf Netherton works amid plutocrats and plunderers, in a different time line entirely, survivors of the slow and steady apocalypse known as the jackpot. Wilf can see what verity and eunice can’t: their own version of the jackpot, just around the corner, and the roles they both may play in it.
His boss, the enigmatic Ainsley Lowbeer, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working”* returns with a sharply imagined follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel The Peripheral. Realizing that her cryptic new employers don’t yet know how powerful and valuable Eunice is, Verity instinctively decides that it’s best they don’t.
Verity and Eunice are her current project.