Virtual Light

Author: William Gibson
Editor: Spectra
ISBN: 0307831183
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NEW YORK TIMES bestseller • 2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California. The millennium has come and gone, leaving in its wake only stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, Berry Rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now working for a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is a bicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsively snatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses. But these are no ordinary shades. What you can see through these high-tech specs can make you rich—or get you killed. Now Berry and Chevette are on the run, zeroing in on the digitalized heart of DatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high. And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash. . . . Praise for Virtual Light “Both exhilarating and terrifying . . . Although considered the master of 'cyberpunk' science fiction, William Gibson is also one fine suspense writer.”—People “A stunner . . . A terrifically stylish burst of kick-butt imagination.”—Entertainment Weekly “Convincing . . . frightening . . . Virtual Light is written with a sense of craft, a sense of humor and a sense of the ultimate seriousness of the problems it explores.”—Chicago Tribune “In the emerging pop culture of the information age, Gibson is the brightest star.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
Virtual Light
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: William Gibson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-21 - Publisher: Spectra

NEW YORK TIMES bestseller • 2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California. The millennium has come and gone, leaving in its wake only stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, Berry Rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now working for a bounty hunter. Chevette
Stage Lighting
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Richard E. Dunham
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-30 - Publisher: CRC Press

The book’s organization follows a layered approach that builds on basic principles: Light as a Medium (Part 1), Tools of a Lighting Designer (Part 2), Design Fundamentals (Part 3), and Lighting Applications (Part 4). This presents students with a practical and logical sequence when learning basic concepts. The full spectrum
Postwestern Cultures
Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: Susan Kollin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Synthesizes topics of contemporary scholarship of the American West. This work examines subjects ranging from the use of frontier rhetoric in Japanese American internment camp narratives to the emergence of agricultural tourism in the New West to the application of geographer J B Jackson's theories to vernacular or abandoned western
Deconstructing the Starships
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Gwyneth A. Jones
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Liverpool University Press

The subject matter of this collection is varied, but displays Jones’ stance as a practicing SF writer and a feminist; the writing is characterized by both an incisive engagement with the texts and a refusal to dress that engagement in jargon. This very readable book provides insight into the work
Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep?
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Seo-Young Chu
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-15 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

In culture and scholarship, science-fictional worlds are perceived as unrealistic and altogether imaginary. Seo-Young Chu offers a bold challenge to this perception of the genre, arguing instead that science fiction is a form of “high-intensity realism” capable of representing non-imaginary objects that elude more traditional, “realist” modes of representation. Powered