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Agency - William Gibson

Agency - William Gibson
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Title: Agency

Author:  William Gibson

ISBN:  9780241237212

Weight:  990g

Delivery:  Extra £1.00 [heavy book]

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Agency by William Gibson

San Francisco, 2017.  Clinton’s in the White House, Brexit never happened – and Verity Jane’s got herself a new job.

They call Verity ‘the app-whisperer’, and she’s just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice.  Only Eunice has other ideas.

Pretty soon, Verity knows that Eunice is smarter than anyone she’s ever met, conceals some serious capabilities and is profoundly paranoid – which is just as well since suddenly some bad people are after Verity.

Meanwhile, in a post-apocalyptic London a century from now, PR fixer Wilf Netherton is tasked by all-seeing policewoman Ainsley Lowbeer with interfering in the alternative past in which Verity and Eunice exist.  It appears something nasty is about to happen there – and fixing it will require not only Eunice’s unique human-AI skillset but also a little help from the future.

A future which Verity soon fears may never be…

Peer & Press Reviews

In Agency Gibson offers another of his uncannily plausible imaginings of near-future life and technology… with Gibson’s trademark panache, the story rattles along with great pace and suspense.

Sunday Times

His language (half Appalachian economy, half leather-jacket poet of neon and decay) is all about friction and the gray spaces where disparate ideas intersect.  His game is living in those spaces, checking out the view, telling us about it.

Jason Sheehan, NPR

A sensual, remarkably visual ride, vigorous with displays of conceptual imagination and humour.

Guardian

Bibliographic Info

AttributeDetails
TitleAgency
Author
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Jacket noteOn the front of the jacket is a ‘signed copy’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a soft, matt finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn a signature page, tipped-in directly before the half title page.  (Printed on this page are the words ‘Signed edition’, the author’s name, and the names of the imprint and publisher.)
Book Stats
PublisherPenguin Books
ImprintViking
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139780241237212
ISBN 100241237211
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Pages402
Size (h x w x d)241 x 164 x 40mm
Packed weight1.027kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photographMichael O’Shea

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