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The New York Times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Zero History presents a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that takes a terrifying look into the future...
Flynne Fisher lives down a country road, in a rural America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which she’s trying to avoid. Her brother Burton lives on money from the Veterans Administration, for neurological damage suffered in the Marines’ elite Haptic Recon unit. Flynne earns what she can by assembling product at the local 3D printshop. She made more as a combat scout in an online game, playing for a rich man, but she’s had to let the shooter games go.
Wilf Netherton lives in London, seventy-some years later, on the far side of decades of slow-motion apocalypse. Things are pretty good now, for the haves, and there aren’t many have-nots left. Wilf, a high-powered publicist and celebrity-minder, fancies himself a romantic misfit, in a society where reaching into the past is just another hobby.
Burton’s been moonlighting online, secretly working security in some game prototype, a virtual world that looks vaguely like London, but a lot weirder. He’s got Flynne taking over shifts, promised her the game’s not a shooter. Still, the crime she witnesses there is plenty bad.
Flynne and Wilf are about to meet one another. Her world will be altered utterly, irrevocably, and Wilf’s, for all its decadence and power, will learn that some of these third-world types from the past can be badass.
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Everything you would've expected! Amazing!
Sketchy future past present awesomeness
Mr. Gibson, an author I relish and follow with a cult like blindness. He leads us, the reader , down a dark tunnel leaving us to untangle the intricate details of a future past present that in the end emerges on the bright side of now. Getting past the first 50 or so pages is a chore, but then again, why should such a labour of love and depth be an easy path to follow?
With each of his missives we are always left holding the emotional bag of wanting more.
Thank you for all you have shared with us over the many years of your various expressions.
Another Gibson TechnoSyfy Treat
Full of rich detail, current and past events, character development, dark yet hopeful. If you enjoyed the Neuromancer series this is even better!