Spook Country

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Penguin, Aug 7, 2007 - Fiction - 496 pages
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The “cool and scary”(San Francisco Chronicle) New York Times bestseller from the author of Pattern Recognition and Neuromancer.

spook (spo͞ok) n.: A specter; a ghost. Slang for “intelligence agent.”
 
country (ˈkən-trē) n.: In the mind or in reality. The World. The United States of America, New Improved Edition. What lies before you. What lies behind.
 
spook country (spo͞ok ˈkən-trē) n.: The place where we all have landed, few by choice. The place we are learning to live.
 
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. And Hollis Henry has been told to find him...

“A devastatingly precise reflection of the American zeitgeist.”—The Washington Post Book World
 

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Gibson is a pretty consistently excellent writer - mostly because of his ability to take potentially mundane subjects and write about them in ways that make them seem fascinating, exotic - and "cyber ... Read full review

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I liked this because I like Gibson's sense of culture and the way that he explores those links between advertising and "product placement" and art and conspiracy and power and...well, I love all that ... Read full review

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Contents

FEBRUARY
WHITE LEGO
ANTS IN THE WATER
VOLAPUK
INTO THE LOCATIVE
TWO KINDS OF EMPTY
RIZE
BUENOS AIRES
BOBBYLAND
THE SOURCE
BOXES
JUANA
SPIV
KNOWN EXITS
PIRATES AND TEAMS
ELEGGUAS WINDOW

CREEPING HER
A COLD CIVIL
NEW DEVONIAN
FISH
TULPA
Copyright

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William Gibson’s first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and the Nebula Award in 1984. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Count ZeroMona Lisa Overdrive, Burning ChromeVirtual LightIdoruAll Tomorrow’s Parties, Pattern RecognitionSpook CountryZero History, Distrust That Particular Flavor, and The Peripheral. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.

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