The peripheral
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Peripheral volume 1.
Published:
New York, New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014].
ISBN:
9780399158445 (hbk.), 0399158448 (hbk.)
Status:
2nd Floor- Adult Books
SF GIBSON W.
Description
The New York Times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Zero History presents a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that takes a terrifying look into the future...Flynne Fisher lives down a country road, in a rural America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which she’s trying to avoid. Her brother Burton lives on money from the Veterans Administration, for neurological damage suffered in the Marines’ elite Haptic Recon unit. Flynne earns what she can by assembling product at the local 3D printshop. She made more as a combat scout in an online game, playing for a rich man, but she’s had to let the shooter games go.Wilf Netherton lives in London, seventy-some years later, on the far side of decades of slow-motion apocalypse. Things are pretty good now, for the haves, and there aren’t many have-nots left. Wilf, a high-powered publicist and celebrity-minder, fancies himself a romantic misfit, in a society where reaching into the past is just another hobby. Burton’s been moonlighting online, secretly working security in some game prototype, a virtual world that looks vaguely like London, but a lot weirder. He’s got Flynne taking over shifts, promised her the game’s not a shooter. Still, the crime she witnesses there is plenty bad.Flynne and Wilf are about to meet one another. Her world will be altered utterly, irrevocably, and Wilf’s, for all its decadence and power, will learn that some of these third-world types from the past can be badass.
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485 pages ; 24 cm.
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Depending on her veteran brother's benefits in a city where jobs outside the drug trade are rare, Flynne assists her brother's latest beta-test tech assignment only to uncover an elaborate murder scheme.
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"William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010's New York Times-bestselling Zero History. Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there's a job he's supposed to do-a job Flynne didn't know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He's supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That's all there is to it. He's offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder"--,Provided by publisher.
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"New novel from New York Times bestselling author William Gibson"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gibson, W. (2014). The peripheral. New York, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gibson, William, 1948-. 2014. The Peripheral. New York, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gibson, William, 1948-, The Peripheral. New York, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gibson, William. The Peripheral. New York, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2014. Print.

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