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Idoru - William Gibson
Idoru
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The New York Times bestselling author takes readers to 21st-century Tokyo after the millennial quake--where something violently new is about to erupt...
The New York Times bestselling author takes readers to 21st-century Tokyo after the millennial quake--where something violently new is about to erupt...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425190456 (0425190455)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
Series: Bridge (#2)
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Techno-Dystopia: "Idoru" by William Gibson
I think it's very telling - and promising, that this guy who thinks he can predict an apocalyptic future for Earth where 80% of people are killed has had at least the first part of his dystopian fantasy fall at the first hurdle. Just because you got it right on a few obvious ones - Cyberspace, virtu...
Mark Books
Mark Books rated it
3.0 Idoru
The best thing, perhaps, about William Gibson's Idoru is Chia McKenzie's Sandbenders renewable laptop computer made out of natural objects and smelted aluminum. It's beautiful:"I like your computer," she said. "It looks like it was made by Indians or something."Chia looked down at her Sandbenders. T...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
2.0 Idoru
famously William Gibson never went to Japan, and if that worked for [b:Neuromancer|22328|Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)|William Gibson|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1285017005s/22328.jpg|909457], where Japan's sleek cyberpunk aesthetic, blue LEDs, mirror-like black skyscrapers leaping into night skys, then...
rionafaith
rionafaith rated it
I enjoyed this one much more than Virtual Light. The adorably naive and unfortunately named Chia Pet McKenzie is sent to Tokyo by the Seattle chapter of the Lo/Rez fan club to find out if singer Rez is really going to marry an idoru, or idol singer, a form of AI. Due to the crapshoot seating arrange...
Novel Tease
Novel Tease rated it
4.0
As good as anything I've read by Gibson. I can't get enough of his vision of the future of cyberspace.
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