All Tomorrow's Parties

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Penguin, Feb 4, 2003 - Fiction - 352 pages
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He coined the term "cyberspace..."

He envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed...

Now, the New York Times bestselling author of Neuromancer returns with his hero from Idoru, in a startling novel of a shift in time--and cyberspace...

"All Tomorrow's Parties is immensely engaging, alive on every page and as enjoyable a weekend entertainment as one could want."--The Washington Post Book World

"William Gibson's rich protopointillism coins a wireless future where reality is only proxy and proviso. Made all the more beautiful and frightening by its probability, and by characters who somehow tweeze hope from the polymer." --Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files

"One of science fiction's greatest literary stylists...Gibson wouldn't be Gibson if he spelled it out, if he eliminated all the ambiguity. His specialty is hanging on to that fractal edge without ever going over the brink." --Wired Magazine

 

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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 credited with having coined the term "cyberspace," and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed. His other novels include All Tomorrow's Parties, Idoru, Virtual Light, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Count Zero. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and two children.

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