William Gibson lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife. He is the author of NEUROMANCER, COUNT ZERO, MONA LISA OVERDRIVE, BURNING CHROME, VIRTUAL LIGHT, IDORU, ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES, PATTERN RECOGNITION, SPOOK COUNTRY and ZERO HISTORY.
Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, and he finds a new job. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. It seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He’s supposed to get in their way, edge them back. He’s offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn’t what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.
Though best known for his fiction, William Gibson is as much in demand for his cutting-edge observations on the world we live in now. Originally printed in publications as varied as Wired, the New York Times and the Observer, these articles and essays cover 30 years of thoughtful, observant life, and are reported in the wry, humane voice that lovers of Gibson have come to crave.
Case is a burnt-out hacker living in the Spawl, the bloated urban mass of what used to be the eastern seaboard of the United States. A past job gone wrong damaged his nervous system and removed his ability to "jack in" to cyberspace and he's circling the drain faster and faster every day. Then a strange woman named Molly tracks him down and says her boss can fix him --- if he helps them with one last job.