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WILLIAM GIBSON - The Peripheral
Sunday, November 2 at 5PM
New York Times-bestselling Author
Copies of The Peripheral are available to purchase
in-store and by phone.
|William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010’s bestselling Zero History and we are proud to welcome him here to BookPeople. Cory Doctorow calls it, "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." We hope to see you today at 5PM.|
The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event. Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of The Peripheral from BookPeople.
|About The Peripheral:|
Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC’s elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there’s a job he’s supposed to do—a job Flynne didn’t know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He’s supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That’s all there is to it. He’s offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn’t what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.
William Gibson is the author of Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Burning Chrome, Virtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, Zero History, and Distrust That Particular Flavor. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.
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