All Tomorrows Parties - a groundbreaking novel from William Gibson, author of NeuromancerScintillating . . . probably the most important novelist of the past two decades GuardianWriting at flame intensity, Gibson conjures a world that seems just a breath away from the here and now SalonThe Bridge, San Francisco, after the quake:Ex-cop Berry Rydell has been hired by Colin Laney - who is hooked deep into the network of things - to go to San Francisco and act in such a way that he comes to the attention of a certain unspecified individual.
This, Laney promises Rydell, could prove life-threatening. And now Rydells been sent a package. Something that belonged to Laney, something that others with guns, blades and very bad attitudes want. And suddenly Rydells running, trying get to the old Bridge, the shantytown where a man can get lost, be forgotten and wait for the end of the world - which is the other thing that Laney promised . . .William Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an outstanding architect of cool.
Readers of Neal Stephenson, Ray Bradbury and Iain M. Banks will love this book. This is the third novel in the Bridge trilogy - read Virtual Light and Idoru for more.With more insight, wit and sheer style than any of his contemporaries Gibson continues to patrol the nebulous zones that separate science fiction, contemporary thrillers and genuine literature IndependentWilliam Gibsons first novel Neuromancer has sold more than six million copies worldwide.
In an earlier story he had invented the term cyberspace- a concept he developed in the novel, creating an iconography for the Information Age long before the invention of the Internet. The book won three major literary prizes. He has since written nine further novels including Count Zero- Mona Lisa Overdrive- The Difference Engine- Virtual Light- Idoru- All Tomorrows Parties- Pattern Recognition- Spook Country and most recently Zero History.
He is also the author of Distrust That Particular Flavor, a collection of non-fiction writing.