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Agency

Agency is a novel by William Gibson.

William Gibson

In William Gibson's first novel since 2014's New York Times bestselling The Peripheral, a gifted "app-whisperer" hired to beta test a mysterious new product finds her life endangered by her relationship with her surprisingly street-smart and combat-savvy "digital assistant."

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... (From Penguin UK)

Gibson is a legendary Vancouver science-fiction writer. His classic 1984 novel Neuromancer, a thriller about hacking and artificial intelligence, won sci-fi's three biggest prizes: the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award and the Hugo Award.

Other books by William Gibson

Interviews with William Gibson

The author of Neuromancer and other iconic science fiction novels on his favourite fictional character, his idea of perfect happiness and more 5:56
Influential Vancouver-based science fiction writer William Gibson — the man who coined the term "cyberspace" — returns with Agency, a new novel about artificial intelligence, alternate realities and time travel. 17:51

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