Flynne Fisher lives in rural near-future America where jobs are scarce and veterans from the wars are finding it hard to recover. She scrapes a living doing some freelance online game-playing, participating in some pretty weird stuff. Wilf Netherton lives in London, seventy-some years later, on the far side of decades of slow-motion apocalypse. Things though are good for the haves, and there aren't many have-nots left.
Flynne and Wilf are about to meet one another. Her world will be altered utterly, and Wilf's, for all its decadence and power, will learn that some of these third-world types from the distant past can be real badass.
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Superb ... frantic with imagination and frantic with the appetite to see what happens next (Ned Beauman Observer)
What a glorious ride! Like the woman said: brain 'splode (Sam Leith Guardian)
This is a mesmerizing, captivating, haunting book - a wonderful addition to a brilliant oeuvre (Harry Ritchie Sunday Times)
Spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer and all the maturity and sly wit of Spook Country. It's brilliant (Cory Doctorow)
A swirlingly philosophical quantum daydream of drones and bodyswapping ( Daily Telegraph Books of the Year)
When it comes to speculative fiction that reveals how we live by creating a not too unimaginable alternative reality, William Gibson is the don ( Esquire)
William Gibson's first novel Neuromancer sold more than six million copies worldwide. Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive completed his first trilogy. He has since written six further novels, moving gradually away from science fiction and futuristic work, instead writing about the strange contemporary world we inhabit. His most recent novels include Pattern Recognition, Spook Country and Zero History, his non-fiction collection, Distrust That Particular Flavor, compiles assorted writings and journalism from across his career .
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Descrizione libro Viking, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0670921556