Zero History

Zero History

eBook - 2010
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Former rock singer Hollis Henry and ex-addict Milgrim, an accomplished linguist, are at the front line of a sinister proprietor's attempts to get a slice of the military budget. When a Department of Defense contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers, they gradually realize their employer has some very dangerous competitors--including Garreth, a ruthless ex-military officer with lots of friends. Set largely in London after our post-Crash times.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010
ISBN: 9781101439319
1101439319
9781101443316
1101443316
Characteristics: 1 online resource (404 p.)

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JCLThomasM Jul 03, 2017

The end of the Bigend Trilogy that reset William Gibson's futuristic universes, paired with an analysis of how we relate to media and fashion.

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sat7
May 01, 2015

Strongly capitalizing on commercialism, privatization and corruption of government by technology. The professional reviews are through (and long). This material is timely, thrilling and well done. A worthy read

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StarGladiator
Jan 18, 2015

Gibson, definitely the most overrated author in the country. OxG calls it right!

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lukasevansherman
Dec 30, 2013

There is no disputing that Gibson's 1984 novel, "Neuromancer" is a seminal entry in sci-fi and arguably the most important book in the genre of the past 3 decades, yet it would not have been possible without the influence of Dick, Ballard and Burroughs, among others. In recent years, he's gradually drifted away from pure sci-fi into more paranoid, realistic territory. This forms a loose trilogy with "Pattern Recognition" and "Spook Country" and it feels now that his influences are Pynchon and DeLillo. The plot has something to do with secret brands and didn't really engage me.

gwsuperfan Mar 23, 2011

This book didn't even feel like a sequel to Spook Country. It was the same book, just set in the UK and France instead of the US and Canada. Far less than what I'd expect from the writer who invented the concept of cyberspace.

debwalker Nov 18, 2010

"Characters we met in the earlier Pattern Recognition and Spook Country (including former rock singer Hollis Henry) return as Gibson explores our consumer culture's obsession with things--in this case, a brand of denim clothing called Gabriel Hounds. This isn't science fiction, it's a thriller."
Top 10 Books of 2010: Robin Lenz

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richreads
Oct 08, 2010

The writing is concise and precise, like a diamond flow. Not many characters like this in the fiction worlds I've checked out.

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