Books Zero History by William Gibson Paperback, 404 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleZero HistoryAuthorWilliam Gibson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary 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. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by William Gibson Neuromancer The Peripheral Distrust That Particular Flavor Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Zero History New In Paperback Strained Relations, Cyber Thrills, Precious Heirlooms And 'Humiliation' August 2, 2011 Per Petterson plumbs a mother and son's strained relationship, while William Gibson's near-future tale follows a canny businessman. In nonfiction, curator Edmund de Waal traces his family history through an heirloom collection of carvings, and Wayne Koestenbaum offers a meditation on humiliation.