Zero History

by William Gibson

Zero History

Paperback, 404 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase

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While an ex-singer-turned-journalist unsuccessfully struggles to avoid notice by twisted marketing genius Hubertus Bigend, a talented Russian linguist emerges from rehabilitation amid Bigend's discovery of an anonymous rival on the global market.

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Combining elements of fashion, cutting-edge technologies, spy thrillers and science fiction, Zero History has been hailed as one of Gibson's best efforts since the cyber punk novels that made his name. At the center of this near-future tale is the mysterious businessman Hubertus Bigend, who previously appeared in Pattern Recognition and Spook Country (though it's not necessary to read those books to enjoy this one). In his pursuit of military fashion –- which he

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