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#2 Jackpot Trilogy

William Gibson



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Penguin US
26 January 2021
Series: Jackpot



They call Verity 'the app-whisperer', and she's just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice. Only Eunice has other ideas.

Pretty soon, Verity knows that Eunice is smarter than anyone she's ever met, conceals some serious capabilities and is profoundly paranoid - which is just as well since suddenly some bad people are after Verity.

Meanwhile, in a post-apocalyptic London a century from now, PR fixer Wilf Netherton is tasked by all-seeing policewoman Ainsley Lowbeer with interfering in the alternative past in which Verity and Eunice exist. It appears something nasty is about to happen there - and fixing it will require not only Eunice's unique human-AI skillset but also a little help from the future.

A future which Verity soon fears may never be . . .
By:   William Gibson
Imprint:   Penguin US
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   289g
ISBN:   9780241974575
ISBN 10:   0241974577
Series:   Jackpot
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   26 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Agency (#2 Jackpot Trilogy)

A sensual, remarkably visual ride, vigorous with displays of conceptual imagination and humour * The Guardian * One of the most influential writers around . . . with Gibson's trademark panache, the story rattles along with great pace and suspense * Sunday Times * One of our greatest science-fiction writers * New York Times * Among our most fascinating novelists * Daily Telegraph * His eye for the eerie in the everyday still lends events an otherworldly sheen * New Yorker * One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working * Boston Globe * Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an astounding architect of cool * Spectator * 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 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 * Typically visionary, yet plausible and thrilling too * I Paper * 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 *

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