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04 February 2020
Thriller & suspense; Science fiction; Artificial Intelligence; Technothriller
San Francisco, 2017.

In an alternate time track, Hillary Clinton won the election and Donald Trump's political ambitions were thwarted.

London, 22nd century. Decades of cataclysmic events have killed 80 per cent of humanity. A shadowy start-up hires a young woman named Verity to test a new product- a 'cross-platform personal avatar' that was developed by the military as a form of artificial intelligence.

Meanwhile, characters in the distant future are using technological time travel to interfere with the election unfolding in 2017. . .
By:   William Gibson
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   502g
ISBN:   9780241237229
ISBN 10:   024123722X
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   04 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

William Gibson is the award-winning author of books including Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive, The Difference Engine, Virtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow's Parties, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country and The Peripheral. William Gibson lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Reviews for Agency

Superb . . . frantic with imagination and frantic with the appetite to see what happens next * Observer on 'The Peripheral' * A glorious ride into the future * Guardian on 'The Peripheral' * One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working * Boston Globe * The man who saw the consequences of virtual reality before the technology had even been invented * Observer * A terrific writer. Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an astounding architect of cool. He's also responsible for much of the world we live in * Spectator * To read Gibson is to read the present as if it were the future * New York Times * No one can ever hope to out-Gibson Gibson... A true original * Sunday Times * A tightly plotted, tautly paced novel that unfolds with the dream logic of a fairy tale * Times Literary Supplement * To read Gibson is to read the present as if it were the future * New York Times * Dazzling, astoundingly inventive. A mesmerizing, captivating, haunting book * The Times * ***PRAISE FOR THE PERIPHERAL*** Wild, richly satisfying . . . big-screen, popcorn-chewing thrills. What a glorious ride * Guardian *

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