All Tomorrow's Parties

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Penguin, Feb 4, 2003 - Fiction - 352 pages
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“The ferociously talented Gibson delivers his signature mélange of technopop splendor and post-industrial squalor” (Time) in this New York Times bestseller that features his hero from Idoru...

Colin Laney, sensitive to patterns of information like no one else on earth, currently resides in a cardboard box in Tokyo. His body shakes with fever dreams, but his mind roams free as always, and he knows something is about to happen. Not in Tokyo; he will not see this thing himself. Something is about to happen in San Francisco.
 
The mists make it easy to hide, if hiding is what you want, and even at the best of times reality there seems to shift. A gray man moves elegantly through the mists, leaving bodies in his wake, so that a tide of absences alerts Laney to his presence. A boy named Silencio does not speak, but flies through webs of cyber-information in search of the one object that has seized his imagination. And Rei Toi, the Japanese Idoru, continues her study of all things human. She herself is not human, not quite, but she’s working on it. And in the mists of San Francisco, at this rare moment in history, who is to say what is or is not impossible...
 

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

I think that William Gibson is a marvellous writer, and one who has never really received the mainstream credit that his books deserve. This concluding volume of his "Bridge" trilogy may just fall ... Read full review

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User Review  - DRFP - LibraryThing

Standard sort of Gibson fare - multiple storylines converging, future predictions, and obscure outcomes. The start of the novel is a bit slow and rather little seems to be at stake, but eventually it ... Read full review

Contents

1 CARDBOARD CITY
2 LUCKY DRAGON
3 DEEP IN
4 FORMAL ABSENCES OF PRECIOUS THINGS
5 MARIACHI STATIC
6 SILENCIO
7 SHAREHOUSE
8 THE HOLE
39 PANOPTICON
40 YELLOW RIBBON
41 TRANSAM
42 RED GHOSTS OF EUROPEAN TIME
43 LIBIA PACO
44 JUST WHEN YOU THINK   
45 JACK MOVE
46 PINE BOX

9 SWEEP SECOND
10 AMERICAN ACROPOLIS
11 OTHER GUY
12 EL PRIMERO
13 SECONDHAND DAYLIGHT
14 BREAKFAST COOKING
15 BACK UP HERE
16 SUBROUTINES
17 ZODIAC
18 SELWYN TONG
19 INTERSTITIAL
20 BOOMZILLA
21 PARAGON ASIA
22 VEXED
23 RUSSIAN HILL
24 TWO LIGHTS ON BEHIND
25 SUIT
26 BAD SECTOR
27 BEDANDBREAKFAST
28 FOLSOM STREET
29 VICIOUS CYCLE
30 ANOTHER ONE
31 VIEW FROM A HELLWARD STANCHION
32 LOWER COMPANIONS
33 DURIUS
34 MARKET DISCONTINUITIES
35 ON AUTOMATIC
36 FAMOUS ASPECT
37 A LITTLE SHIT MONEY
38 VINCENT BLACK LIGHTNING
47 SAI SHING ROAD
48 IN THE MOMENT
49 RADON SHADOW
50 MORE TROUBLE
51 THE REASON OF LIFE
52 MY BOYFRIENDS BACK
53 YOU KNOW I CANT LET YOU SLIDE THROUGH MY HANDS
54 SOME THINGS NEVER HAPPEN
55 BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS
56 KOMBINAT PIECE
57 EYE
58 SMALL BLUE ABSENCE
59 THE BIRDS ARE ON FIRE
60 RATS KNOW
61 FUTUREMATIC
62 LOS PROJECTOS
63 FUNICULAR
64 TAG
65 OPEN AIR
66 BULKLIFT
67 SILVER CASTLE
68 THE ABSOLUTE AT LARGE
69 EVERYTHING TAKES FOREVER
70 COURTESY CALL
71 YAMAZAKI
72 FONTAINE
73 SILENCIO
THANKS
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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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