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The Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel that defined the Cyberpunk movement.
The Peripheral by William Gibson is a thrilling new novel about two intertwined futures, from the bestselling author of Neuromancer'Wild, richly satisfying . . . big-screen, popcorn-chewing thrills. What a glorious ride' GuardianIn the near future in a broken down rural America, Flynne Fisher scrapes a living as a gamer for rich players. One night, working a game set in a futuristic but puzzlingly empty London, she sees a death that's unnervingly vivid. Soon after she gets word that it isn't a game after all - the future she saw is all too real, she's the only witness to a murder and someone from that unreal tomorrow now wants her dead.The story of a young woman caught between two worlds, The Peripheral interweaves two futures - pre-apocalypse USA and post-apocalypse London - to tell a story which gets right to heart of the way we live now.'A tightly plotted, tautly paced novel that unfolds with the dream logic of a fairy tale' The Times Literary Supplement'Frightening plausible. Not just a unique and brilliantly talented SF novelist but a social and psychological visionary. A wonderful addition to a brilliant oeuvre' The Times'Superb . . . frantic with imagination' Ned Beauman, Observer'Fast-moving, accessible, instantly gripping, so laden with cliffhangers you become afraid he'll run out of cliffs' SFXAccording to the Guardian, in terms of influence Gibson is 'probably the most important novelist of the past two decades'. The Peripheral, which marks a return to the futurism of Neuromancer, will be adored by Gibson readers and will also appeal to fans of Ender's Game, Looper and Source Code.
Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, COUNT ZERO is book two of William Gibson's groundbreaking Neuromancer Trilogy.
Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiecea classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century's most potent visions of the future.Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrixuntil he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind's digital futurea shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.
The final volume of Hugo and Nebula Award-winner William Gibson's seminal Neuromancer Trilogy.
A collection of masterful short fiction from the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Award-winning author of NEUROMANCER.
Former rock singer Hollis Henry has lost a lot of money in the crash, which means she can't turn down the offer of a job from Hubertus Bigend, sinister Belgian proprietor of mysterious ad agency Blue Ant. Milgrim is working for Bigend too. Bigend admires the ex-addict's linguistic skills and street knowledge so much that he's even paid for his costly rehab. So together Hollis and Milgrim are at the front line of Bigend's attempts to get a slice of the military budget, and they gradually realize he has some very dangerous competitors. Which is not a great thought when you don't much trust your boss either.Gibson's new novel, set largely in London, spookily captures the paranoia and fear of our post-Crash times.
I anden halvdel af det 21. århundrede domineres verden af de multinationale selskaber. Der findes ikke længere regeringer eller demokratiske valg. Den 24-årige cybercowboy Case sidder udbrændt og fortvivlet i megabyen Chiba i Japan. Han afsløres i at stjæle fra sine arbejdsgivere og berøves derfor evnen til at rejse i Cyberspace. Han rekrutteres af den kvindelige agent Molly. Bag hende lurer den kunstige intelligens Wintermute, der drømmer om at tilkæmpe sig egenliv og forene sig med Matrix’en ...Neuromantiker er 1. bind i den amerikanske forfatter William Gibsons Cyberspace-trilogi, der visionært skildrer et 21. århundrede, hvor informationsteknologien dominerer den menneskelige tilværelse. Hans store nyskabelse var begrebet Cyberspace, eller Matrix’en, en betegnelse for den parallelle virkelighed, der har egenliv i computernes internationale netværk. Hans helte er cybercowboys, computer-fikserede fredløse, der via dermatroder på tindingerne kobler sig direkte ind i Cyberspaces uendelige datarum. Gibsons trilogi satte i virkelighedens verden gang i cyberpunk-bevægelsen og betragtes som en moderne klassiker."En milepæl i nyere litteratur"- Jacob Levinsen, Berlingske Tidende"Den amerikanske forfatter William Gibson er genrens guru, og Neuromantiker betragtes som en klassiker. Den er for cyberpunk, hvad Stormfulde højder er for kærlighedsromanen og Sherlock Holmes for krimien."- Flemming Chr. Nielsen, Jyllands-Posten
Discover the cult classic behind the major new TV adaption from the creators of Westworld, starring Chloe Grace Moretz.-----'Big-screen, popcorn-chewing thrills' GuardianFlynne Fisher lives in the rural American South, working at the local 3D printing shop, while earning much needed extra money playing VR games for rich people. One night she dons a headset and finds herself in futuristic London-a sleek and mysterious world, alluringly different from her own hardscrabble existence. But this isn't like any game she's ever played before: Flynne begins to realize it isn't virtual reality... it's real.Someone in London, seventy years in the future, has found a way to open a door to Flynne's world. And as utterly beguiling as London is... it's also dangerous. As Flynne searches to discover who has connected their worlds, and for what purpose, her presence here sets dangerous forces into motion...forces intent on destroying Flynne and her family in her own world.The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson's dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind - and what lies beyond.-----'Mesmerizing, captivating, haunting' Sunday Times'Frightening, plausible. Not just a unique and brilliantly talented SF novelist but a social and psychological visionary' The Times'Frantic with imagination and frantic with the appetite to see what happens next' Observer'A swirlingly philosophical quantum daydream of drones and bodyswapping' Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year
Spook Country - a gripping spy thriller by William Gibson, bestselling author of NeuromancerWhat happens when old spies come out to play one last game?In New York a young Cuban called Tito is passing iPods to a mysterious old man. Such activities do not go unnoticed, however, in these early days of the War on Terror and across the city an ex-military man named Brown is tracking Tito's movements. Meanwhile in LA, journalist Hollis Henry is on the trail of Bobby Chombo, who appears to know too much about military systems for his own good. With Bobby missing and the trail cold, Hollis digs deeper and is drawn into the final moves of a chilling game played out by men with old scores to settle . . . 'A cool, sophisticated thriller' Financial Times'Among our most fascinating novelists ... unmissable' Daily Telegraph'I'd call the book brilliant and original if only I were certain I understood it' Literary Review'Superb, brilliant. A compulsive and deeply intelligent literary thriller' New Statesman'A neat, up-to-the-minute spy thriller' MetroWilliam Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an outstanding architect of cool. Readers of Neal Stephenson, Ray Bradbury and Iain M. Banks will love this book. Spook Country is the second novel in the Blue Ant trilogy - read Pattern Recognition and Zero History for more.William Gibson's first novel Neuromancer sold more than six million copies worldwide. Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive completed his first trilogy. He has since written six further novels, moving gradually away from science fiction and futuristic work, instead writing about the strange contemporary world we inhabit. His most recent novels include Patter Recognition, Spook Country and Zero History, his non-fiction collection. Distrust That Particular Flavor, compiles assorted writings and journalism from across his career.
Though primarily known as a novelist, over thirty years William Gibson has also built up a reputation as one of our most entertaining and insightful critics of contemporary culture. He is widely credited with having described the internet and cyberspace before any such things existed.Distrust that Particular Flavor brings together for the first time his writings on a wide variety of contemporary subjects: the differing cultures of Japan and Singapore; music and the movies; what's wrong with the internet; the interactive relationship between writers and readers; and many others. Also included in the book is a fascinating autobiographical sketch: his upbringing in the South, the early death of his parents and his escape into books; and the move to Canada to avoid the draft.Over the years Gibson has been eagerly commissioned by Wired, Rolling Stone, the New York Timesand other influential journals, as well as tiny publishers, online sources and magazines that no longer exist. These collected writings grant readers a privileged view into the mind of a writer whose thinking has shaped not only a generation of writers but our entire culture.
'A visionary steam-powered heavy metal fantasy. Gibson and Sterling create a high-Victorian virtual reality of extraordinary richness and detail' Ridley Scott, creator of ALIEN
Benjamin Hoadly, Bishop successively of Bangor, Hereford, Salisburyand Winchester, was the most controversial English churchman of the eighteenthcentury, and he has unjustly gained the reputation of a negligent and politicalbishop. His sermon on the nature of Christ's kingdom sparked the Bangoriancontroversy, which raged from 1717 to 1720 and generated hundreds of books,tracts and sermons, while his commitment to the Whigs and the cause oftoleration for Dissenters earned him the antagonism of many contemporary andlater churchmen.In this powerfully revisionist study, Hoadly emerges as a dedicatedand conscientious bishop with strong and progressive principles. His commitmentto the ideology of the Revolution of 1688 and to the comprehension ofDissenters into the Church of England are revealed as the principal motives forhis work as a preacher, author and bishop. Gibson also shows how Hoadly's stoutdefence of rationalism made him a contributor to the English Enlightenment,while his commitment to civil liberties made him a progenitor of the AmericanRevolution. Above all, however, the goal of reuniting of English Protestantsremained the heart of Hoadly's legacy.
A deadly scourge of humanity has unleashed himself upon the unsuspecting citizens of london, choosing women as his victims.He and an old enemy of sherlock holmes have come to victorian, london, which exists in one of many alternate universe worlds, seeking revenge. Soon, harry houdini will be facing one of them, his very soul at risk. Inside you'll read aboutYouthful beginningsFirst attempts at performingRomance for houdiniHardeenThe welsh brothers circus toursFirst fraudsters exposedBeginnings of stardomWerner graff and the houdini legendA brilliant showman, deeply interested in human psychology, and houdini's life and work reflect these many interested, and he must have known the cachet being born in america would give his act. More than a little daredevil, houdini performed feats never matched by any other person. Phineas taylor barnum's name has been associated with circus sideshows and freaks and jokes for more than a century, but the truth is that he was a great man and a visionary who shaped the country he loved so much.
Hollis Henry never intended to work for global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend again. But now she's broke, and Bigend has just the thing to get her back in the game... Milgrim can disappear in almost any setting, and his Russian is perfectly idiomatic-so much so that he spoke it with his therapist in the secret Swiss clinic where Bigend paid for him to be cured of his addiction... Garreth doesn't owe Bigend a thing. But he does have friends from whom he can call in the kinds of favors powerful people need when things go sideways... They all have something Bigend wants as he finds himself outmaneuvered and adrift, after a Department of Defense contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers so shadowy they can out-Bigend Bigend himself."Zero History is [Gibson's] best yet, a triumph of science fiction as social criticism and adventure."-BoingBoing.net
The first-draft Alien screenplay by William Gibson, the founder of cyberpunk, turned into a novel by Pat Cadigan, the Hugo Award-Winning "Queen of Cyberpunk."
This study uses the experiences of Samuel Wesley (1662-1735) to examine what life was like in the Church of England for Tory High Church clergy.
Revisionist perspective on Church of England teachings on sexuality in C18
A wide-ranging study of the history of the Church in England, from 1688 to 1832. This tumultuous period saw the relationship between religion and politics at its most fraught, and the book considers the consequences of the events of the period and the changes they brought to Church and politics.
Qualitative Data Analysis provides a practical and accessible introduction to data analysis which sees analysis as an integrated part of the whole research process, rather than something to be done after data collection is complete. This sets it apart from other data analysis books.