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Into the cyber-hip world of William Gibson 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 Yakuza, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes.
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.
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Mona Lisa Overdrive is the third novel in Gibson's "Sprawl Trilogy". These novels and a few of his short stories are where the concepts of "cyberspace", and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Timothy Carey
Thrilled with the conclusion of the Sprawl Trilogy. 5 great stories that eventually connect to provide a thrilling ending. The Sprawl series is my favorite Sci-Fi trilogy.Published 1 month ago by Jeremy5
It's clear where the Wachowski brothers got their ideas for the Matrix movies after reading this book.Published 1 month ago by eoin
A classic in the genre, Mona Lisa Overdrive closes out the Sprawl trilogy started with Neuromancer and continued with Count Zero. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Matt Cox
Well developed characters and smarter than SF typical writing distinguish this future world of web based hazards and new illicit drugs. A wide range of diverse. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BC
A great book to the cap off the trilogy. The ending is a bit disappointing, but readers of other William Gibson works will understand it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Erik