Pais de espias (Spook Country)

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Hollis Henry, ex cantante pop, ahora trabaja de periodista. Una revista poco com?n llamada Node le encarga a Hollis que localice a Bobby Chombo, un artista multimedia creador de un fascinante artilugio mezcla de GPS y generador de hologramas. El problema es que Bobby tambi?n hace algunos trabajos para los militares. Y por eso, nunca duerme dos veces en el mismo lugar. Y no quiere conocer a nadie. Mucho menos a Hollis . . . Tito, un cubano de ra?ces chinas, se dedica a delicadas y complejas operaciones de ...
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Hollis Henry, ex cantante pop, ahora trabaja de periodista. Una revista poco común llamada Node le encarga a Hollis que localice a Bobby Chombo, un artista multimedia creador de un fascinante artilugio mezcla de GPS y generador de hologramas. El problema es que Bobby también hace algunos trabajos para los militares. Y por eso, nunca duerme dos veces en el mismo lugar. Y no quiere conocer a nadie. Mucho menos a Hollis . . . Tito, un cubano de raíces chinas, se dedica a delicadas y complejas operaciones de espionaje y transferencia de información. Ahora acaba de recibir una nueva misión, tan peligrosa que tendrá que dejar su casa, empezar una nueva vida en otra parte y posiblemente no volver a ver a su familia nunca más . . . Milgrim es un adicto a las drogas de diseño. Además, es un gran conocedor del idioma ruso. Milgrim está en manos de Brown, un hombre misterioso que lo tiene secuestrado y lo utiliza para sus propios fines; Milgrim no sabe cuáles son esos fines, pero sospecha que detrás hay intrincadas redes de espionaje militar . . . William Gibson, el padre del cyberpunk, conecta a todos estos personajes en una trama adictiva que es tanto el más fascinante de los tecno-thrillers como un revelador alegato sobre la vida en el vertiginoso, caótico e inquietante mundo de hoy.
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The characters in Gibson's novel live in the present, but the future is catching up to them faster than to the rest of us. Hollis Henry, the former lead singer of a cult rock band who has turned to journalism to make a living, gets an assignment from a mysterious magazine so new that it doesn't even exist yet. The story, about an underground art movement, leads her to investigate a mysterious shipping container whose unknown contents have attracted a Belgian billionaire, a family of Cuban spies, and the U.S. government. Thrown into the mix are such surreal details as Santería coexisting with sophisticated computer codes and instant messaging in a makeshift Cyrillic, not to mention a virtual giant squid. Part thriller, part spy novel, part speculative fiction, Gibson's provocative work is like nothing you have ever read before. Highly recommended for public libraries. [LJ 7/1/07]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788493696047
  • Publisher: Edicioines Urano, S.A.
  • Publication date: 10/26/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William Gibson
William Gibson's feat of imagination, embodied by the seminal "cyberpunk" novel Neuromancer and subsequent sci-fi techno titles, was in presaging the Information Age and coining some of its language even as he remained a technological laggard who eschewed computers.

Biography

Science fiction owes an enormous debt to William Gibson, the cyberpunk pioneer who revolutionized the genre with his startling stories of tough, alienated loners adrift in a world of sinister high technology.

Gibson was born in Conway, South Carolina, and spent much of his youth in Virginia with his widowed mother. He grew up shy and bookish, discovering science fiction and the literature of the beats at a precociously early age. When he was 15, he was sent away to private school in Arizona, but he left without graduating when his mother died suddenly. He fled to Canada to avoid the draft and immersed himself in '60s counterculture. He married, moved to British Columbia, and enrolled in college, graduating in 1977 with a degree in English. Around this time he began to write in earnest, combining his lifelong love of science fiction and his newfound passion for the punk music evolving in New York and London.

In the early 1980s, Gibson met writer and punk musician John Shirley and sci-fi authors Lewis Shiner and Bruce Sterling. All three were blown away by the power and originality of Gibson's stories, and together the four men went on to forge a radical new literary movement called cyberpunk. In 1984, Gibson's groundbreaking first novel, Neuromancer, was published. Daring and revolutionary, it envisioned such techno-marvels as AI, virtual reality, genetic engineering, and multinational capitalism years before they became realities. Although it was not an immediate sensation, Neuromancer struck a chord with hardcore sci-fi fans who turned it into a word-of-mouth hit. Then it won the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards (the Triple Crown of Science Fiction), catapulting Gibson into superstardom overnight.

Even if he had never written another word, Gibson's impact would be clearly seen in the works of such cutting-edge contemporary authors as Neal Stephenson, Pat Cadigan, and Paul DiFilippo. But, as it is, Neuromancer was just the beginning -- the first book in an inspired trilogy that has come to be considered a benchmark in the history of the genre; and since then, Gibson has gone on to create even more visionary science fiction, including The Difference Engine, a steampunk classic co-authored with Bruce Sterling, and such imaginative post-9/11 cyber thrillers as Pattern Recognition and Spook Country .

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    1. Also Known As:
      William Ford Gibson (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 17, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Conway, South Carolina
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of British Columbia, 1977

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