Publish date: January 7th 2003
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Near Future
Series: Bridge (#2)
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...
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...
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...
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...
As good as anything I've read by Gibson. I can't get enough of his vision of the future of cyberspace.