Count Zero

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Penguin, 1987 - Business & Economics - 246 pages
45 Reviews
Turner, corporate mercenary, wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: Maas-Neotek's chief of R&D is defecting. Turner is the one assigned to get him out intact, along with the biochip he's perfected. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties--some of whom aren't remotely human.

Bobby Newmark is entirely human: a rustbelt data-hustler totally unprepared for what comes his way when the defection triggers war in cyberspace. With voodoo on the Net and a price on his head, Newmark thinks he's only trying to get out alive. Until he meets the angel.

A stylish, streetsmart, frighteningly probable parable of the future.
  

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

William Gibson's command of the hard boiled voice is highly refined. I'd say this alone makes this book worth reading. In 2014 there are aspects of his style that today are considered bad writing ... Read full review

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A great read if you like the cypberpunk genre. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
17
Section 4
19
Section 5
25
Section 6
28
Section 7
40
Section 8
51
Section 14
150
Section 15
163
Section 16
172
Section 17
180
Section 18
185
Section 19
215
Section 20
220
Section 21
225

Section 9
59
Section 10
76
Section 11
99
Section 12
138
Section 13
145
Section 22
228
Section 23
235
Section 24
238
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About the author (1987)

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. Gibson's title, The Peripheral, is a New York Times 2014 bestseller.

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