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PostSubject: William Gibson - Spook Country (out on august 7)   Sat 28 Jul 2007 - 19:23

Spook Country, the new novel by William Gibson will be out on august, the 7. rulaiz





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Characters

Taken from the US publisher Putnam's catalog: [4]

Tito is in his early 20s. Cuban by ancestry, he speaks fluent Russian, lives in one room in a Nolita warehouse, and does delicate jobs involving information transfer.

Hollis Henry is a journalist, on investigative assignment from a magazine called Node. Node doesn’t exist yet, which is fine, she’s used to that, but it seems to be actively preventing the kind of buzz that magazines normally cultivate before they begin to exist. That would be odd, and even a little scary, if Hollis allowed herself to think about it much, which she can’t afford to do.

Milgrim is a junkie. A high-end junkie, hooked on prescription anti-anxiety drugs, but he figures he wouldn’t survive 24 hours if Brown, the mystery man who saved him from a misunderstanding with his dealer, ever stopped supplying the little bubble-packs. What Brown is up to Milgrim can’t say, but it seems to be military - at least, Milgrim’s very nuanced Russian is a big part of it, as is breaking into locked rooms.

Bobby Chombo is a 'producer', and an enigma. In his day job, Bobby is a trouble-shooter for military navigation equipment. He refuses to sleep in the same place twice. He meets no one. Hollis Henry has been told to find him.

Major themes

The book will take a multilayered approach similar to Gibson's novels prior to 2003's Pattern Recognition and will treat of themes relating to espionage, the nature of media, and esoteric martial artistry, as well as familiar themes from the author's previous novels such as emergent phenomena and the sociocultural effects of technology.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spook_Country


interviews :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pO_hY1JIeY

http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/magazine/15-08/pl_print

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000112701



official page of the book :
http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/books/spook.asp
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PostSubject: Re: William Gibson - Spook Country (out on august 7)   Fri 9 Apr 2010 - 19:47

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New William Gibson book "Zero History", coming September 2010


It's not mentioned on the front of his official site (www.williamgibsonbooks.com) yet, but it's been confirmed on his Twitter (twitter.com/GreatDismal) and blog (http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/blog/blog.asp).

The blog is currently running a Q&A from the forum, and I'm personally finding the answers utterly fascinating.
The book will be the last in the "Bigend" trilogy.
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PostSubject: Re: William Gibson - Spook Country (out on august 7)   Sat 10 Apr 2010 - 3:31

yeah! i can't stand it. banghead

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PostSubject: Re: William Gibson - Spook Country (out on august 7)   Sun 11 Apr 2010 - 23:01

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/04/11/william-gibson-answe.html

William Gibson answers questions



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The novel will be released on September 7, 2010.
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PostSubject: Re: William Gibson - Spook Country (out on august 7)   Thu 5 Aug 2010 - 10:34

Book trailer

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PostSubject: Re: William Gibson - Spook Country (out on august 7)   Wed 6 Oct 2010 - 19:31

PODCAST : WILLIAM GIBSON ON 'ZERO HISTORY', IN CONVERSATION WITH CORY DOCTOROW

http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/william-gibson-on-zero-history

This event took place at Cadogan Hall on 4th October 2010.

Event information:

‘I don’t get the feeling that nothing is happening,’ replied the father of Cyberpunk. ‘I just get the feeling that more and more of it is happening on a different field.’

This Intelligence Squared event at Cadogan Hall in London saw the coming-together of two great believers in the vibrancy and power of the present: William Gibson and Cory Doctorow. Despite the discussion covering topics unrestrained by time - reaching back to the age of the Victorians and stretching, via 1940 and our ‘increasingly interesting’ present, to 2060 - or location (we were taken from the Far East to western Canada, with stop-overs in Shoreditch and Brooklyn), Gibson repeatedly underlined the centrality of the present in his work. He stressed that good science fiction writing is based on looking at ‘all the things around you’ and finding ‘the ones with the most obvious legs to carry you into the future.’

What sort of a future that will be, however, remains a mystery to Gibson. There are simply ‘too many wild cards in play,’ he said, for us to casually erect accurate futures. One thing that seemed certain was the sustained threat to any genuine subculture. We are now left, he lamented, with only ‘splinters of Bohemia,’ the violation of which seems almost complete in a world where ‘the way D. H. Lawrence looked is ... much more important than what D.H. Lawrence wrote.’
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