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The Resource The peripheral, William Gibson

The peripheral, William Gibson

Label
The peripheral
Title
The peripheral
Statement of responsibility
William Gibson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "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"--
  • "New novel from New York Times bestselling author William Gibson"--
Summary
Whenever she can, gamer Flynne Fisher tries to help her brother Burton, a disabled veteran. So when Burton asks her to beta-test a virtual reality game as part of his lucrative but illegal part-time job, Flynne agrees to sub in. During her shift, Flynne witnesses a murder and soon realizes that she's not playing a game, she's seeing the future. But how? Cutting-edge technology and crossed time lines create an intricately plotted and thought-provoking science fiction story that slowly builds suspense through parallel, yet intersecting, narratives. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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Character
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2014
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358368
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.I2264
LC item number
P47 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The peripheral, William Gibson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5698068
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
485 pages
Isbn
9780399158445
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014028558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn870919306
  • (OCoLC)870919306
Label
The peripheral, William Gibson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5698068
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
485 pages
Isbn
9780399158445
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014028558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn870919306
  • (OCoLC)870919306

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