Virtual Light

Virtual Light Cover

Virtual Light

By William Gibson

Spectra Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553566062, 368pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1994

2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasysister-states of what used to be California. Here themillenium has come and gone, leaving in its wakeonly stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, BerryRydell is a former armed-response rentacop now workingfor a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is abicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsivelysnatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses. Butthese are no ordinary shades. What you can seethrough these high-tech specs can make you rich--orget you killed. Now Berry and Chevette are on therun, zeroing in on the digitalized heart ofDatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high.And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash...

Praise For Virtual Light

  "A stunner... A terrifically stylish burst of  kick-butt imagination." -- Entertainment  Weekly

"Convincing...  Frightening...Virtual Light is  written with a sense of craft, a sense of humor and a  sense of the ultimate seriousness of the problems  it explores." -- Chicago  Tribune

"In the emerging pop culture  of the information age, Gibson is the brightest  star." -- The San Diego Union-Tribune

"Although considered the  master of 'cyberpunk' science fiction, William Gibson  is also one fine suspense writer." --  People

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