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“The best novel William Gibson has ever written about the world we’re entering daily. Neuromancer made Gibson famous; Idoru cements that fame.”—The Washington Post Book World

21st 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 an intuitive fisher for patterns of information, the “signature” an individual creates simply by going about the business of living. But Laney knows how to sift for the dangerous bits. Which makes him 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 idoru—the beautiful, entirely virtual media star adored by all Japan. Rez has declared that he will marry her. This is the rumor that has brought Chia to Tokyo. True or not, the idoru and the powerful interests surrounding her are enough to put all their lives in danger...

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Mike Bess
January 27, 2014
In so many ways, Idoru is about identity formation and the re-creation of the self and built environments through nanotech and the Internet. At times, although it's over a decade old, the novel feels strikingly prescient. Certainly, one of the better stories Gibson has penned with a great cast of compelling characters.
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Fletcher Francis
February 26, 2014
If you enjoy cyberpunk and transhuman fiction then this work, which is part of the crome spine the genre is built on is for you. It is sadly a lesser kniwn but more referanced piece.
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Wesley R (DynamicMushroom)
March 1, 2016
Gibson's works have been a big influence on me, in various forms of software development including my venture in to video game dev, amongst other things.
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About the author

William Gibson’s first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Count ZeroBurning ChromeMona Lisa OverdriveVirtual LightIdoruAll Tomorrow’s PartiesPattern RecognitionSpook CountryZero HistoryDistrust That Particular Flavor, and The Peripheral. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.

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