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IDORU.

Gibson, William.

ISBN 10: 0670857793 / ISBN 13: 9780670857791
Published by PUTNAM. NY 1996, 1996
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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First American edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in glossy printed wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 2191

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Title: IDORU.

Publisher: PUTNAM. NY 1996

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Set in futuristic Tokyo, rebuilt after an earthquake, this is the story of a rock star who decides to marry a non-existent, virtual reality girl; the bemused American security consultant who has been sent to take care of him; and a teenage fan. This novel is a witty futuristic thriller. "Fast,witty and lovingly painted" - "GUARDIAN." "Confirms Gibson as a realist writer for the post-Net generation" - "TLS." "A true BLADERUNNER for the Nineties" - "GQ."

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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.

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