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The Peripheral - William Gibson
The Peripheral
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4.63 20
Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780553545913 (0553545914)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Edition language: English
Category:
Science Fiction
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Audio Book Junkie
Audio Book Junkie rated it
3.5 "The Peripheral" by William Gibson
In most science fiction, the future is a glamour (even when it's a gritty cyber-punk glamour) filled with almost-magical technologies that promise to make the world a different, usually better, place. William Gibson is a master at casting these glamours, tempting us with not-quite-fantastic extens...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
2.5 The Peripheral: Or, Gibson's meditation on potential futures and string theory
It's difficult for me to know how to go about reviewing a book like this. I've read Gibson before, and this has sort of cemented my feelings on his writing. Gibson, at least in my opinion, is an amazing idea guy. I have to admire his ability to visualize possible futures, the way he can think tech a...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
4.0 [Book Review] The Peripheral
Rather late review for the September Speculative Fiction read.The Peripheral could be considered a successor to Stephenson's Snow Crash, with it's blurring of lines between meat space and cyber space. The country and economy as we know it isn't quite there, with business and money carving new terri...
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story rated it
5.0 The Peripheral - William Gibson goes back to the future
The first pages will test you. William Gibson drops word after word of future slang, explaining none of it. I didn’t form a clear picture of what was happening in the story until I’d read two thirds of it. That can be frustrating for some readers, intriguing for others. Some science fiction writer...
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews rated it
2.0 The Peripheral
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:blood: 2boobs: 0bombs: 0bondage: 0 blasphemy: 0Bechdel Test: FAILDeggan's Rule: FAILGay Bechdel Test: FAILPlease note: I don't review to provide synopses, I review to share a purely visceral reaction to books and perhaps answer some of the questions I ask when I'm contemplating in...
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