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The Resource The peripheral, William Gibson

The peripheral, William Gibson

Label
The peripheral
Title
The peripheral
Statement of responsibility
William Gibson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Flynne Fisher lives down a country road, in a rural near-future America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which she's trying to avoid. Her brother Burton lives, or tries to, on money from the Veterans Administration, for neurological damage suffered in the Marines' elite Haptic Recon unit. Flynne earns what she can by assembling product at the local 3-D printshop. She made more as a combat scout in an online game, playing for a rich man, but she's had to let the shooter games go. Wilf Netherton lives in London, seventy-some years later, on the far side of decades of slow-motion apocalypse. Things are pretty good now, for the haves, and there aren't many have-nots left. Wilf, a high-powered publicist and celebrity-minder, fancies himself a romantic misfit, in a society where reaching into the past is just another hobby. Burton's been moonlighting online, secretly working security in some game prototype, a virtual world that looks vaguely like London, but a lot weirder. He's got Flynne taking over shifts, promised her the game's not a shooter. Still, the crime she witnesses there is plenty bad. Flynne and Wilf are about to meet one another. Her world will be altered utterly, irrevocably, and Wilf's, for all it's decadence and power, will learn that some of these third-world types from the past can be bad-ass"--
Summary
Whenever she can, gamer Flynne Fisher tries to help her brother Burton, a disabled veteran. So when Burton asks her to beta-test a virtual reality game as part of his lucrative but illegal part-time job, Flynne agrees to sub in. During her shift, Flynne witnesses a murder and soon realizes that she's not playing a game, she's seeing the future. But how? Cutting-edge technology and crossed time lines create an intricately plotted and thought-provoking science fiction story that slowly builds suspense through parallel, yet intersecting, narratives. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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Character
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2014
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358368
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibson, William
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Social classes
  • Veterans
  • Public relations personnel
  • Internet games
  • Time travel
  • London (England)
Target audience
general
Label
The peripheral, William Gibson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
485 pages
Isbn
9780399158445
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014028558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870919306
Label
The peripheral, William Gibson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
485 pages
Isbn
9780399158445
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014028558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870919306

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