WILLIAM GIBSON - Agency

 

 

 

Saturday, January 25 at 5PM

Author
WILLIAM GIBSON
speaking & signing
Agency

 

 

 

 


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  • The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
  • Tickets are required to join the signing line.
  • Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Agency from BookPeople.
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ABOUT AGENCY

“One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working” (The Boston Globe) returns with a sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Peripheral.

Verity Jane, gifted app-whisperer, has been out of work since her exit from a brief but problematic relationship with a Silicon Valley billionaire. Then she signs the wordy NDA of a dodgy San Francisco start-up, becoming the beta tester for their latest product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. “Eunice,” the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, soon manifests a face, a fragmentary past, and an unnervingly canny grasp of combat strategy. Verity, realizing that her cryptic new employers don’t yet know this, instinctively decides that it’s best they don’t.

Meanwhile, a century ahead, in London, in a different timeline entirely, Wilf Netherton works amid plutocrats and plunderers, survivors of the slow and steady apocalypse known as the jackpot. His employer, the enigmatic Ainsley Lowbeer, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. Verity and Eunice have become her current project.

Wilf can see what Verity and Eunice can’t: their own version of the jackpot, just around the corner. And something else too: the roles they both may play in it.


ABOUT WILLIAM GIBSON

William Gibson’s first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Count ZeroBurning ChromeMona Lisa OverdriveVirtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow’s PartiesPattern RecognitionSpook CountryZero HistoryDistrust That Particular Flavor, and The Peripheral. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.


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Event date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 5:00pm
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781101986936
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Berkley - January 21st, 2020

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