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“ONE OF THE MOST VISIONARY, ORIGINAL, AND QUIETLY INFLUENTIAL WRITERS CURRENTLY WORKING”* returns with a sharply imagined sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Peripheral.
William Gibson has trained his gifted eye on the future for decades, ever since coining the term “cyberspace” and then popularizing it in his classic speculative novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. Cory Doctorow raved that The Peripheral is «spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer.» Now Gibson is back with Agency—a science fiction thriller heavily influenced by our most current events.
Verity Jane, gifted app whisperer, takes a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. “Eunice,” the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, manifests a face, a fragmentary past, and a canny grasp of combat…
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    Svetlana Brykovashared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading


    Maxim Balabinhas quoted3 years ago
    “You the app whisperer.”
    Дмитрий Безугловhas quoted3 years ago
    “Who is she?” asked Manuela.
    “That’s gotten more complicated since I just told you it was complicated,” said Verity.
    Дмитрий Безугловhas quoted3 years ago
    I’m back.
    Superimposed over the drone’s feed, like a caption. It vanished.
    Speed lines.
    The white Helvetica surrounded by actual speed lines, white ones, radiating out around it, manga-style. It vanished.
    “Holy fucking shit,” Verity heard herself say, flatly.
    “You okay?” asked Manuela.
    “You come back from the dead one more fucking time,” Verity said, “you disappear on me again, I’ll kill you.”

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