Virtual Light (Mass Market Paperbound)

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2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy  sister-states of what used to be California. Here the  millenium has come and gone, leaving in its wake  only stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, Berry  Rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now working  for a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is a  bicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsively  snatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses. But  these are no ordinary shades. What you can see  through these high-tech specs can make you rich--or  get you killed. Now Berry and Chevette are on the  run, zeroing in on the digitalized heart of  DatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high.  And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash...

About the Author

William Gibson is credited with having coined the term acyberspace, a and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed.

Praise For…

  "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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553566062
ISBN-10: 0553566067
Publisher: Spectra Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 1994
Pages: 368
Language: English