All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson

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The flow of information is about to be disrupted…


Colin Laney, sensitive to patterns of information like no one else on earth, currently resides in a cardboard box in Tokyo. His body shakes with fever dreams, but his mind roams free as always, and he knows something is about to happen. Not in Tokyo; he will not see this thing himself. Something is about to happen in San Francisco…


The mists of San Francisco make it easy to hide, if hiding is what you want, and even at the best of times reality there seems to shift. A gray man moves elegantly through the mists, leaving bodies in his wake, so that a tide of absences alerts Laney to his presence. 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. And Rei Toi, the Japanese Idoru, continues her study of all things human. She herself is not human, not quite, but she's working on it. And in the mists of San Francisco, at this rare moment in history, who is to say what is or is not impossible…


About William Gibson

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Williams Gibson was the first author to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick award also known as the “triple crown” of Science Fiction, on his debut novel Neuromancer. He lives in Canada and continues to write award winning critically acclaimed science fiction.
Published February 4, 2003 by Berkley. 352 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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More ultra-cool cyberpunk, sort of a sequel to Virtual Light (1993) and Idoru (1996).

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Gibson is in fine form in his seventh novel, a fast-paced, pyrotechnic sequel to Idoru. In the early 21st century, the world has survived any number of millennial events, including major earthquakes i

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Entertainment Weekly

Virtual Light's .

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Entertainment Weekly

But just as a hologram uses the interference patterns of two sources of light to create something that appears to be more than the sum of its parts but is, in fact, less, so ''Parties'' combines the themes, characters, and settings of Gibson's previous two novels into a futuristic chimera.

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Austin Chronicle

All Tomorrow's Parties continues the storyline of Gibson's 1996 novel The Idoru, which ended with the marriage of the Chinese-Irish rock star Rez ("very possibly the last of the pre-posthuman megastars") to the idoru herself, a computer-generated entertainer from Japan who goes by the name Rei To...

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Harlib All Tomorrow's Parties concludes the popular trilogy that includes Virtual ...

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