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ISBN-10: 0425226719

ISBN-13: 9780425226711

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Gibson

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The “cool and scary”( SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE) NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER Hollis Henry is a journalist on investigative assignment for a magazine called Node, which doesn’t exist yet. Bobby Chombo apparently does exist, as a producer. But in his day job, Bobby is a troubleshooter for military navigation equipment. He refuses to sleep in the same place twice. He meets no one. Hollis Henry has been told to find him.
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 4.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

William Gibson was born on March 17, 1948 in Conway, S.C.. He grew up in a small town in Virginia and developed an interest in science fiction. He dropped out of high school and moved to Canada, where he eventually graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1977. Gibson earned his place in science fiction literary history with the publication of Neuromancer in 1984. Considered the first breakthrough novel written in the cyberpunk style, it won the three major science fiction awards; the Phillip K. Dick, The Hugo, and the Nebula. Set in the fast-paced world of the information superhighway, Gibson shows the negative effects of dealing with technology in cyberspace. His other works, including Mona Lisa Overdrive and the screenplay for the film Johnny Mnemonic, are filled with cynicism, high technology, and underground countercultures.