William Gibson

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    A thrilling dystopian novel imagining a world where Trump lost the election, from the master of science fiction

    San Francisco, 2017. In an alternate time track, Hillary Clinton won the election and Donald Trump's political ambitions were thwarted.

    London, 22nd century. Decades of cataclysmic events have killed 80 per cent of humanity. A shadowy start-up hires a young woman named Verity to test a new product: a 'cross-platform personal avatar' that was developed by the military as a form of artificial intelligence.

    Meanwhile, characters in the distant future are using technological time travel to interfere with the election unfolding in 2017...

    'One of our greatest science-fiction writers' New York Times

RELEASED 23/01/2020

William Gibson's first novel Neuromancer sold more than six million copies worldwide. Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive completed his first trilogy. He has since written six further novels, moving gradually away from science fiction and futuristic work, instead writing about the strange contemporary world we inhabit. His most recent novels include Spook Country, Zero History and Peripheral. His non-fiction collection, Distrust That Particular Flavour, compiles assorted writings and journalism from across his career.