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 Flipboard 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.