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Here’s the Cover & Synopsis for THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson

Hey, Gibson fans…check out the cover and synopsis for William Gibson’s upcoming novel The Peripheral.

Whaddya think?

William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010’s New York Times–bestselling Zero History.

Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC’s elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there’s a job he’s supposed to do—a job Flynne didn’t know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He’s supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That’s all there is to it. He’s offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn’t what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult (October 28, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0399158448
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399158445
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4 Comments on Here’s the Cover & Synopsis for THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson

  1. Well, it sounds like we’re going back to the future with this one (but how far ahead–probably not far).

    My usual procedure with Gibson (anything past the Sprawl) is to say “eh, O.K.” upon the first read but to find more with each subsequent reading. No doubt this will happen again with this (pre-ordered, of course).

  2. Sounds like a potential SF Readalong!

  3. With Gibson, it’s pretty much “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!” He’d have to do something pretty horrendous to get me to stop reading his stuff. So, I’m all-in. Whatcha got?

  4. I hope Gibson didn’t write that synopsis. Too many commas.

    Cover isn’t bad. Grabs your attention at first then gets boring.


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