Mona Lisa Overdrive

Mona Lisa Overdrive

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by William Gibson
     
 

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William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive.  Enter Gibson's unique world—lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting—where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power,

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William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive.  Enter Gibson's unique world—lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting—where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace.  Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell.  Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer.  Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known.  And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gibson burst upon the scene in 1984 with Neuromancer, a revolutionary, innovative novel that not only gathered up just about every award in the SF field, but also virtually invented a new sub-genre, which has come to be called ``cyberpunk.'' He followed it with Count Zero , set in the same neon-lit, over-urbanized, polluted, high-tech future; an even better novel, it was necessarily not as breathtakingly unfamiliar and inventive as the first. This new novel completes the series, following the lives of some of the characters from the previous books (Bobby Newmark, Count Zero himself, is here) as well as many new ones, particularly Angie Mitchell, star of simstims and idol of millions, who is intuitively sensitive to cyberspace and the vodun deities that are its manifestations. Told in a gorgeous, highly compressedalmost poeticstyle that requires the reader's attention and intelligence, this very satisfying novel can stand on its own. Major ad/promo; author tour. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Able to enter the vast data network known as ``cyberspace'' at will, Sense/Net celebrity Angie Mitchell becomes the center of a bizarre kidnap/murder scheme in which her only allies are the daughter of a Japanese mobster, a cybernetically enhanced assassin, and a computer ``cowboy'' who lives entirely in the confines of cyberspace. Gibson's dazzling, high-tech prose enhances the drama of this sequel to Count Zero . Recommended for sf collections. JC
Thomas Disch
The new novel has plenty of flash...quick, high-intensity glimpses that linger on the retina of the imagination. -- New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553281743
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Sprawl Trilogy Series, #3
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
226,179
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.84(d)

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