Gibson has been a visionary from the beginning, from the Sprawl Trilogy and on, always peeling back the layers of how the human animal might interact with sufficiently advanced technology, art, each other, and sometimes a combination of all three. The Peripheral brings Gibson back firmly into the fold of speculative fiction with the time travel concept turned on its head, and shaken down for loose change. Along with his familiar back drops of corporate nation-states and deadly guns for hire, we find Flynne, a poor town girl, taking care of her mom, and gaming once in a while. Her talents in this arena get her noticed as she fills in for her brother one night running interference in what appears to be an online video game using drones. She sees something she shouldn't, and things unravel quickly from there in a manner that only Gibson could have envisioned. I hope this is the start of another trilogy. This new world of his is fascinating, and I'd like to play in it a while longer.