All Tomorrow's Parties

All Tomorrow's Parties

William Gibson - Author

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ISBN 9780425190449 | 352 pages | 04 Feb 2003 | Berkley | 4.37 x 6.73in | 18 - AND UP
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The flow of information is about to be disrupted…


Colin Laney, sensitive to patterns of information like no one else on earth, currently resides in a cardboard box in Tokyo. His body shakes with fever dreams, but his mind roams free as always, and he knows something is about to happen. Not in Tokyo; he will not see this thing himself. Something is about to happen in San Francisco…


The mists of San Francisco make it easy to hide, if hiding is what you want, and even at the best of times reality there seems to shift. A gray man moves elegantly through the mists, leaving bodies in his wake, so that a tide of absences alerts Laney to his presence. A boy named Silencio does not speak, but flies through webs of cyber-information in search of the one object that has seized his imagination. And Rei Toi, the Japanese Idoru, continues her study of all things human. She herself is not human, not quite, but she’s working on it. And in the mists of San Francisco, at this rare moment in history, who is to say what is or is not impossible…

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


“Gibson, one of science fiction's greatest literary stylists, is at his best [when] he offers visceral detail even when promising transcendent change—a moment in the near future when the fabric of daily life will twist profoundly.”—Wired


“Moves at warp speed…[Gibson] is a witty and compelling storyteller.”—Los Angeles Times


“[A] hard-edged and grimly beautiful piece of work.”—Chicago Tribune


“Gibson has done it again.”—Time Out New York


“A creepily plausible near-future of nanotechnology and virtual-reality pop idols, delineated in Gibson’s customary diamond-sharp prose as the plot hurtles toward existential apocalypse.”—Elle


“Delivers all of the punch that Gibson enthusiasts are accustomed to…another strong offering from one of science fiction’s most brilliant authors.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer


“Exhilarating…Relentlessly dazzling and simultaneously grim in its depiction of a technologically saturated 21st century.”—The Baltimore Sun


“[Gibson] can craft sentences of uncanny beauty…a dark story, but Gibson retains a hopeful vision of the future.”—San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle Book Review


“Gibson is in fine form in his seventh novel, a fast-paced, pyrotechnic sequel to Idoru…the cocreator of cyberpunk takes his readers on a wild and exciting ride filled with enough off-the-wall ideas and extended metaphors to fuel half a dozen SF tales.”—Publishers Weekly


“Gibson’s pitch-perfect dialogue and metaphorical pizzazz make his latest look at the future a great read…way cool.”—The Weekend Sun (Vancouver, BC)


“Extremely frightening and engaging, but also amusing…the book hums along with electricity…an enjoyable read and a dramatic warning of things to come.”—The Newark Sunday Star-Ledger


“An enormously imaginative theorist of the future.”—Houston Chronicle


“[Gibson] is so hip that he makes MTV look totally irrelevant…All Tomorrow’s Parties is that most delicious of reads: genre with real literary spunk.”—New York Daily News


“Gibson has never been better…This novel extends and ramifies Gibson’s spot-on speculations about where our crazy globe is going…a satisfying conclusion.”—Science Fiction Age


“Ultra-cool cyberpunk…This familiar, vigorous, vividly realized scenario is set forth in the author’s unique and astonishingly textured prose.”—Kirkus Reviews


“Less a cyberpunk novel about virtual reality than…an almost recognizable future filled with new and exciting technologies.”—Booklist


“Gibson has not allowed the gleaming edge of his prose to rust. His writing still has a fabulous texture—this is a future to be smelled and felt as well as seen…a beautifully cinematic climax.”—The Guardian (London)


“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


“Gibson’s intuitive style offers a seductively tactile, recognizable future…[His] cyberworld is closer than we think.”—The Financial Times (London)


“Dense, demanding—and unforgettable.”—Eagle (Reading, PA)



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