Zero History - a gripping technothriller from William Gibson, the bestselling author of Neuromancer
Hubertus Bigend, the Machiavellian head of global ad-agency Blue Ant, wants ex-musician Hollis Henry to uncover the maker of a secret, obscurely fashionable denim called 'The Gabriel Hounds'. Hollis knows nothing about fashion - which, curiously, is why Bigend hired her. Soon, though, it's clear that Bigend's interest in underground labels might have sinister applications. Powerful parties, who'll do anything to get into this territory, are showing their hand. And Hollis, as Bigend's representative, is about to find herself in the crossfire.
Set among London's dark and tangled streets, Zero History is a brilliant thriller about the hidden webs and patterns that underlie the new now.
'Smart and seductive, inventive. Gibson is having tremendous fun' Independent
'An ideas-swarm, coated with a hipster glaze . . . to explore the everyday weirdness of the twenty-first century world' Herald
'Gibson's writing is thrillingly tight' Scarlett Thomas, New York Times Book Review
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. Zero History is the final novel in the Blue Ant trilogy - read Pattern Recognition and Spook Country for more.
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 Patter Recognition, Spook Country and Zero History, his non-fiction collection. Distrust That Particular Flavor, compiles assorted writings and journalism from across his career.