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The Resource Virtual light, William Gibson

Virtual light, William Gibson

Label
Virtual light
Title
Virtual light
Statement of responsibility
William Gibson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Now, with his most fascinating novel to date, Gibson looks into our very near future, bringing it into sharp and darkly comic focus
  • Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, 2005, the uneasy sister-states of Northern and Southern California, in a nation and society still divided along seismic fault lines of wealth and power ... chasms seldom crossed except in fear, exploitation, or violence. The millennium has come and gone, leaving in its wake the ruins of our outworn modern era and the first chaotic suggestions of a new paradigm
  • In Tokyo a new city is growing from the rubble of Godzilla the Superquake. In San Francisco Mr. Yamazaki, a Japanese anthropology student, investigates the deeper meaning of an anarchic squatter community constructed around the disused Bay Bridge. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Berry Rydell just wants to make a living
  • Not the easiest thing for an ex-cop from Tennessee to do - now that the network has decided not to base that episode of Cops in Trouble on his brief but all too eventful career with the Knoxville P.D. Rydell signs on with IntenSecure Armed Response, driving a six-wheeled Hotspur Hussar ..
  • . It's only a matter of time before he runs into Chevette Washington, a bicycle messenger who has just crashed the wrong party ... and who is about to pick the pocket of another kind of courier - an employee of Costa Rica's Medellin-financed havens of illicit data
  • When IntenSecure sends Rydell to San Francisco to drive for Lucius Warbaby, a skip-tracer in the Virtual Reality maze of DatAmerica, Rydell and Chevette find themselves on a journey into the ecstasy and dread that mirror each other at the heart of the postmodern experience. A tour de force of relentless suspense, daring insight, and graphic intensity Virtual Light is a provocative and unforgettable portrait of life on the edge of the twenty-first century
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibson, William
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.I2264
LC item number
V57 1993
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
A Bantam spectra book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twenty-first century
  • California
Label
Virtual light, William Gibson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27727228
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780553074994
Lccn
93007150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Virtual light, William Gibson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27727228
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780553074994
Lccn
93007150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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