Zero History

Zero History

By William Gibson

Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425259450, 526pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

Hollis Henry is broke.

Milgrim is owned.

Garreth can t be bought.

And they all have something that global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend needs/wants, as he finds himself outmaneuvered and adrift, after a Department of Defense contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers so shadowy they can out-Bigend Bigend himself.

About the Author
William Gibson's first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and the Nebula Award in 1984. He is credited with having coined the term "cyberspace," and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed. His other novels include All Tomorrow's Parties, Idoru, Virtual Light, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Count Zero. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and two children.

Praise For Zero History

Zero History is his best yet, a triumph of science fiction as social criticism and adventure."— 

“[Gibson] weaves an unnerving tapestry of technology, violence and anxiety.”—The Daily Telegraph (London) “Fascinating.”—The Seattle Times “Uncanny.”—San Antonio Express-News “Brilliant, entertaining, and bittersweet.”—io9 (

Zero History is another smartly scouted roadmap of alternate routes through today’s global culture, as powered by what a friend of mine used to call the military-industrial-greeting-card complex. It’s a world where cool is king, but also the key to power—and the future.”—Milwaukee Sentinel Journal