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2lst century Tokyo, after the millennial quake. Neon rain. Light everywhere blowing under any door you might try to close. Where the New Buildings, the largest in the world, erect themselves unaided, their slow rippling movements like the contractions of a sea-creature. Colin Laney is here looking for work. He is not, he is careful to point out, a voyeur. He is an intuitive fisher of patterns of information, the "signature" a particular individual creates simply by going about the business of living. But Laney knows how to sift for the interesting (read: dangerous) bits. Which makes him very useful--to certain people. Chia McKenzie is here on a rescue mission. She's fourteen. Her idol is the singer Rez, of the band Lo/Rez. When the Seattle chapter of the Lo/Rez fan club decided that he might be in trouble, in Tokyo, they sent Chia to check it out. Rei Toei is the beautiful, entirely virtual media star adored by all Japan. The idoru. And Rez has declared that he will marry her. This is the rumor that brought Chia to Tokyo. But the things that bother Rez are not the things that bother most people. Is something different here, in the very nature of reality? Or is it that something violently New is about to happen? It's possible the idoru is as real as she wants or needs to be--or as real as Rez desires. When Colin Laney looks into her dark eyes, trying hard to think of her as no more than a hologram, he sees things he's never seen before. He sees how she might break a man's heart. And, whatever else may be true, the idoru and the powerful interests surrounding her are enough to put all their lives in danger.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author takes readers to 21st-century Tokyo after the millennial quake--where something violently new is about to erupt...

Synopsis:

Now in trade paperback from the author of "Neuromancer" comes a story that takes readers to 21st century Tokyo after the millennial quake, where something violently new is about to erupt.

About the Author

William Gibson was born in Conway, South Carolina, grew up in southwestern Virginia, attended school in southern Arizona, and moved to Canada when he was nineteen.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425190456
Publisher:
Berkley
Location:
New York
Author:
Gibson, William
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Virtual Reality
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Tokyo
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
0607
Publication Date:
19970901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.18x6.06x.84 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 400 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425190456 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The New York Times bestselling author takes readers to 21st-century Tokyo after the millennial quake--where something violently new is about to erupt...
"Synopsis" by , Now in trade paperback from the author of "Neuromancer" comes a story that takes readers to 21st century Tokyo after the millennial quake, where something violently new is about to erupt.
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