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novels as the award-winning Neuromancer presents a story set in twenty-first-century Tokyo, where a singer pursues a beautiful media superstar--called an idoru--who does not really exist. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
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The author of the ground-breaking science-fiction novels Neuromancer and Virtual Light returns with a fast-paced, high-density, cyber-punk thriller. As prophetic as it is exciting, Idoru takes us to 21st century Tokyo where both the promises of technology and the disasters of cyber-industrialism stand in stark contrast, where the haves and the have-nots find themselves walled apart, and where information and fame are the most valuable and dangerous currencies.
When Rez, the lead singer for the rock band Lo/Rez is rumored to be engaged to an "idoru" or "idol singer"--an artificial celebrity creation of information software agents--14-year-old Chia Pet McKenzie is sent by the band's fan club to Tokyo to uncover the facts. At the same time, Colin Laney, a data specialist for Slitscan television, uncovers and publicizes a network scandal. He flees to Tokyo to escape the network's wrath. As Chia struggles to find the truth, Colin struggles to preserve it, in a futuristic society so media-saturated that only computers hold the hope for imagination, hope and spirituality.About the Author:
William Gibson was brought up in the southern United States but has lived in Vancouver with his wife and 2 children for many years. His novels include the hugely successful NEUROMANCER trilogy and VIRTUAL LIGHT (Penguin). "The man who saw the consequences of virtual reality before the technology had even been invented" OBSERVER
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Book Description Putnam, 1996. hardcover. Condition: New. 1996 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket. Seller Inventory # GIBIDOR11
Book Description Putnam, NY, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Seller Inventory # 044256
Book Description G.P.Putnam's Sons, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition, First Printing. William Gibson is also the author of NEUROMANCER (the only novel to ever win the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick awards); MONA LISA OVERDRIVE; and VIRTUAL LIGHT, as well as the short story "Johnny Mnemonic" (the basis of the movie with Keanu Reeves), among other works. He added the word ""cyberspace"" to the English language. New, unread copy, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. L21. Seller Inventory # 8387
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