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Virtual Light


By (author) William Gibson

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 198mm x 19mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 28 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0241953502
  • ISBN 13: 9780241953501
  • Sales rank: 175,746

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"Virtual Light" - a gripping techno-thriller from William Gibson, bestselling author of "Neuromancer". "Audacious, witty and passionate. A wonderful read". ("Observer"). "A stunner ...a terrifically stylish burst of kick-butt imagination". ("Entertainment Weekly"). San Francisco, the nearish future: Ex-cop Berry Rydell's lost one job he didn't much like and landed another he likes even less. Some sunglasses - actually high-end kit involving Virtual Reality and super-sensitive data - were stolen from a courier, and a man named Warbaby's been charged with retrieving them. Warbaby needs a driver and Rydell is the perfect fit. But when the courier is killed and Warbaby gets to work - giving Rydell a taste of what's expected and exactly what's at stake - he has second thoughts. Especially when he comes face to face with Chevette, stealer of sunglasses, who'll land an ex-cop in a heap of trouble..."Studded with crackling insights into the relationship between technology, culture and morality, "Virtual Light" doesn't miss its stride for a nanosecond". ("Time Out"). William Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an outstanding architect of cool. Readers of Neal Stephenson, Ray Bradbury and Iain M. Banks will love this book. "Virtual Light" is the first novel in the "Bridge" trilogy - read "Idoru" and "All Tomorrow's Parties" for more. In an earlier story he had invented the term 'cyberspace'; a concept he developed in the novel, creating an iconography for the Information Age long before the invention of the Internet. The book won three major literary prizes. He has since written nine further novels including "Count Zero"; "Mona Lisa Overdrive"; "The Difference Engine"; "Virtual Light"; "Idoru"; "All Tomorrow's Parties"; "Pattern Recognition"; "Spook Country" and most recently "Zero History". He is also the author of "Distrust That Particular Flavor", a collection of non-fiction writing.

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Author information

William Gibson is the award-winning author of Pattern Recognition, Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, The Difference Engine, Virtual Light, Idoru and All Tomorrow's Parties. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.