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Zero History

Zero History


By (author) William Gibson

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  • Publisher: VIKING
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 25mm | 287g
  • Publication date: 28 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0670919551
  • ISBN 13: 9780670919550
  • Sales rank: 35,697

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"Zero History" - a gripping technothriller from William Gibson, the bestselling author of "Neuromancer". "An ideas-swarm, coated with a hipster glaze explore the everyday weirdness of the twenty-first century world". ("Herald"). Hubertus Bigend, the Machiavellian head of global ad-agency Blue Ant, wants ex-musician Hollis Henry to uncover the maker of a secret, obscurely fashionable denim called 'The Gabriel Hounds'. Hollis knows nothing about fashion - which, curiously, is why Bigend hired her. Soon, though, it's clear that Bigend's interest in underground labels might have sinister applications. Powerful parties, who'll do anything to get into this territory, are showing their hand. And Hollis, as Bigend's representative, is about to find herself in the crossfire. Set among London's dark and tangled streets, "Zero History" is a brilliant thriller about the hidden webs and patterns that underlie the new now. "Smart and seductive, inventive. Gibson is having tremendous fun". ("Independent"). "Gibson's writing is thrillingly tight". (Scarlett Thomas, "New York Times Book Review"). 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. "Zero History" is the final novel in the "Blue Ant" trilogy - read "Pattern Recognition" and "Spook Country" for more. William Gibson's first novel "Neuromancer" has sold more than six million copies worldwide. 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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William Gibson termed the word 'cyberspace' in a short story before going on to write the hugely influential Neuromancer, which has sold over 6 million copies worldwide. His Bridge trilogy (Virtual Light, Idoru and All Tomorrow's Parties) is published by Penguin, as are Pattern Recognition and Spook Country which feature many of the same characters who appear in Zero History