Virtual Light

· Sold by Spectra
87 reviews

About this ebook

NEW YORK TIMES bestseller • 2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California.

The millennium 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. . . . 

Praise for Virtual Light

“Both exhilarating and terrifying . . . Although considered the master of 'cyberpunk' science fiction, William Gibson is also one fine suspense writer.”People

“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

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87 reviews
Peter Basch
March 1, 2014
So he may have been off by a few decades, but his crystal gazing seems right on. And his characters are so well drawn and sympathetic that you truly care what happens to them. On top of that, he never seems to use a cliche - in that, he resembles Michael Chabon.
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Douglas Strong
October 25, 2014
While parts of it seemed forced, the majority of it was nice and fun to read! I liked the characters, but wished Gibson had spent some more time developing some of the friendships a bit more. Still definitely interested in reading the next book in the trilogy!
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Kevin Bailey
January 24, 2020
More action than typical for Gibson, although fairly short.
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About the author

William Gibson is credited with having coined the term "cyberspace" and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed. He is the author of NeuromancerCount Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Burning Chrome, Virtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow's Parties, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, Zero History, Distrust That Particular Flavor, and The Peripheral. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.

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