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Penguin: Berkley & NAL Trade Fall 2017

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By (author): William Gibson
9781101986936 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Technological Apr 02, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Forthcoming 6 x 9 in 496 pages Berkley
“One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working” (The Boston Globe) returns with a brand-new novel.

In William Gibson’s first novel since 2014’s New York Times bestselling The Peripheral, a gifted “app-whisperer”, hired to beta test a mysterious new product, finds her life endangered by her relationship with her surprisingly street-smart and combat-savvy “digital assistant”.

Story Locale: future-San Francisco and London

FIVE MOST RECENT WORKS OF FICTION WERE TOP TEN NEW YORK TIMES HARDCOVER BESTSELLERS, hitting as high as #4 and remaining on the list for up to four weeks


TIMELY WORK, HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY CURRENT EVENTS: the novel’s plot evolved in response to the 2016 election

UNIQUE VOICE AND UNPARALLELED ABILITY TO DISTILL PRESENT-DAY CULTURAL CURRENTS means that “to read Gibson is to read the present as if it were the future” (The New York Times)

AUTHOR OF ONE OF THE 20TH CENTURY’S MOST HIGHLY REGARDED WORKS of speculative fiction, with Neuromancer, which has sold more than 6.5 million copies

COINED THE TERM “CYBERSPACE” and founded the cyberpunk genre

William Gibson was born in the United States in 1948. In 1972 he moved to Vancouver, Canada, after four years spent in Toronto. He is married with two children. He is the author of numerous novels, including The Peripheral, Pattern Recognition, and Neuromancer.

Author Residence: Vancouver, Canada

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Praise for The Peripheral

“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

“Gibson’s characters are intensely real, and Flynne is a clever, compelling, stereotype-defying, unhesitating protagonist who makes this novel a standout.”—Publishers Weekly

“Like the best of Gibson’s early, groundbreaking work, it offers up the same kind of chewy, tactile future that you can taste and smell and feel on your skin…The thing that Gibson has always been best at is offering up futures haunted by the past.”—

Praise for William Gibson

“Gibson’s radar is deftly tuned to the changes in the culture that many of us are missing.”—Milwaukee Sentinal Journal

“Gibson’s prose continues to gleam with a vivid economy”—The Guardian

“One of the most astute and entertaining commentators on our astonishing, chaotic present.”—The Washington Post

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