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William Gibson’s first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and the Nebula Award in 1984. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Burning Chrome, Virtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, Zero History, Distrust That Particular Flavor, and The Peripheral. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.

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Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix--until 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.

Year: 1984     Genre: CyberpunkScience Fiction

The Difference Engine

1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine, and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time.

Year: 1990     Genre: Alternate HistoryHistorical DetectiveSteampunk

Virtual Light

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.

Year: 1993     Genre: CyberpunkDystopian

Pattern Recognition

Cayce Pollard is a new kind of prophet--a world-renowned "coolhunter" who predicts the hottest trends. While in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, she's offered a different assignment: find the creator of the obscure, enigmatic video clips being uploaded to the internet--footage that is generating massive underground buzz worldwide.

Year: 2003     Genre: Espionage

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1984NeuromancerCyberpunk, Science Fiction, Sprawl Trilogy
1986Burning ChromeScience Fiction, Short Stories
1986Count ZeroCyberpunk, Sprawl Trilogy
1988Mona Lisa OverdriveCyberpunk, Kidnapping, Sprawl Trilogy
1990The Difference Engine
by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
Alternate History, Historical Detective, Steampunk
1993Virtual LightCyberpunk, Dystopian, Bridge Trilogy
1996IdoruCyberpunk, Dystopian, Bridge Trilogy
1999All Tomorrow's PartiesCyberpunk, Dystopian, Bridge Trilogy
2003Pattern RecognitionEspionage, Blue Ant
2007Spook CountryEspionage, Blue Ant
2010Zero HistoryTechnological Thriller, Blue Ant
2014The PeripheralHard SF, Political SF, Jackpot Trilogy
2020AgencyNear Future, Technological Thriller, Jackpot Trilogy




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