By William Gibson
(Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425192931, 368pp.)
Publication Date: February 3, 2004
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In a post-9/11 world, the present is as unpredictable as any future...
Paid to predict the hottest trends, Cayce Pollard is in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo when 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.
Still haunted by the memory of her missing father-a Cold War security guru who disappeared in downtown Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001-Cayce is soon traveling through parallel universes of marketing, globalization, and terror, heading always for the still point where the three converge. From London to Tokyo to Moscow, she follows the implications of a secret as disturbing-and compelling-as the twenty-first century promises to be.
"Assuredley one of the first authentic and vital novels of the 21st century." Washington Post Book Review
"Welcome to the present, Mr. Gibson. In his first book set in the present, Gibson turns loose the full power of his laser eyes...A masterful performance."
"Dangerously hip...will amaze you."