William Gibson is credited with having coined the term cyberspace and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed. His first novel Neuromancer sold more than six million copies worldwide, and Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive completed the trilogy. He has written six further novels about the strange contemporary world we inhabit. His most recent novels include Spook Country, Zero History and The Peripheral. His non-fiction collection, Distrust That Particular Flavour, compiles assorted writings and journalism from across his career.
If you're one of those who sees Gibson as a visionary, it's time to be scared - the scenarios he's playing with here don't make for comfort reading * SFX magazine * Typically visionary, yet plausible and thrilling too * I Paper * Gibson blurs the line between real and speculative technology in a fast-paced thriller that will affirm to readers that it was well worth the wait * Booklist * Engaging, thought-provoking and delightful... [Gibson] can always be counted on to show us our contemporary milieu rendered magical by his unique insights, and a future rendered inhabitable by his wild yet disciplined imagination * The Washington Post * Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an astounding architect of cool * Spectator * One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working * Boston Globe * His eye for the eerie in the everyday still lends events an otherworldly sheen * New Yorker * Among our most fascinating novelists * Daily Telegraph * One of our greatest science-fiction writers * New York Times * One of the most influential writers around . . . with Gibson's trademark panache, the story rattles along with great pace and suspense * Sunday Times * A sensual, remarkably visual ride, vigorous with displays of conceptual imagination and humour * The Guardian *