Mona Lisa Overdrive

The ghost was her father's parting gift, presented by a black-clad secretary in a departure lounge at Narita.

Author: William Gibson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473217431

Category: Fiction

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The ghost was her father's parting gift, presented by a black-clad secretary in a departure lounge at Narita.. Mona is a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is turned upside down when her pimp sells her to a plastic surgeon in New York and overnight she's turned into someone else. Angie Mitchell is a famous Hollywood Sense/Net star with a special talent. And despite the efforts of studio bosses to keep her in ignorance, Angie's started remembering things. Soon she'll discover who she really is . . . and why she doesn't need a deck in order to enter cyberspace. From inside the matrix, plots are set in motion and human beings are being played like pieces on a board. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes. Or so they think . . .

Sprawl Trilogy Including

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Author: Hephaestus Books

Publisher: Hephaestus Books

ISBN: 9781242517044

Category: Social Science

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Sprawl trilogy.More info: The Sprawl trilogy (also known as the Neuromancer, Cyberspace or Matrix trilogy) is William Gibson's first set of novels, composed of Neuromancer (1984), Count Zero (1986) and Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988).

The Complete Sprawl Trilogy Neuromancer Count Zero Mona Lisa Overdrive

William Gibson’s classic Sprawl trilogy includes NEUROMANCER which stands alongside BRAVE NEW WORLD and 1984 as one of the twentieth century’s most potent novels of the future.

Author: William Gibson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000812180X

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

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William Gibson’s classic Sprawl trilogy includes NEUROMANCER which stands alongside BRAVE NEW WORLD and 1984 as one of the twentieth century’s most potent novels of the future.

William Gibson

Author: Lance Olsen

Publisher: Millefleurs

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Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 131

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William Gibson

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William Gibson and the Futures of Contemporary Culture

As with Kumiko and Mona in Mona Lisa Overdrive, most of the books toggle
between extremely wealthy segments and the quite poor. Most of our points of
view are confused, but they are confused about different things, as in Spook
Country, ...

Author: Mitch R. Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1609387481

Category: Literature and society

Page: 290

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William Gibson is frequently described as one of the most influential writers of the past few decades, yet his body of work has only been studied partially and without full recognition of its implications for literature and culture beyond science fiction. It is high time for a book that explores the significance and wide-ranging impact of Gibson's fiction. In the 1970s and 80s, Gibson, the "Godfather of Cyberpunk," rejuvenated science fiction. In groundbreaking works such as Neuromancer, which changed science fiction as we knew it, Gibson provided us with a language and imaginary through which it became possible to make sense of the newly emerging world of globalization and the digital and media age. Ever since, Gibson's reformulation of science fiction has provided us not just with radically innovative visions of the future but indeed with trenchant analyses of our historical present and of the emergence and exhaustion of possible futures. Contributors: Maria Alberto, Andrew M. Butler, Amy J. Elias, Christian Haines, Kylie Korsnack, Mathias Nilges, Malka Older, Aron Pease, Lisa Swanstrom, Takayuki Tatsumi, Sherryl Vint, Phillip E. Wegner, Roger Whitson, Charles Yu

Canadian Literature Index

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Science fiction Studies

Christopher Palmer Mona Lisa Overdrive and the Prosthetic Where does the self
stop and the tool begin ? If a house or a piece of clothing functions as a shell ,
where does the self stop and the environment begin ? And because other people
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SPIN

... #80-07-0696T Say 81 rock aficionados including Dave Marsh Greil Marcus,
Kurt Loder, Lisa Robinson, Martha Quinn ... Count Zero, and Mona Lisa
Overdrive, Gibson providing a smooth follow-up on Pynchon, an encyclopedic
epic for the ...

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

Timelines of American Literature

The phrase is a quotation from William Gibson's Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988). 3.
Jameson, Postmodernism, xx– xxi. 4. David Harvey, The Condition of
Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change (Oxford: Blackwell,
1990), ...

Author: Cody Marrs

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421427133

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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What is our definition of "modernismif we imagine it stretching from 1865 to 1965 instead of 1890 to 1945? How does the captivity narrative change when we consider it as a contemporary, not just a "colonial,genre? What does the course of American literature look like set against the backdrop of federal denials of Native sovereignty or housing policies that exacerbated segregation? Filled with challenges to scholars, inspirations for teachers (anchored by an appendix of syllabi), and entry points for students, Timelines of American Literature gathers some of the most exciting new work in the field to showcase the revelatory potential of fresh thinking about how we organize the literary past.

Contemporary Canadian Authors

Gibson ' s third novel , Mona Lisa Overdrive , “ brilliantly pyramids the successes
of its predecessors , ” wrote Edward Bryant in Bloomsbury Review . The book is
set several years after Count Zero , using a similar structure of plotlines that ...

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Neuromancer

Case, a burned-out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system, in a new edition of the influential Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Award winner. Reprint.

Author: William Gibson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780441007462

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Case, a burned-out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system, in a new edition of the influential Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Award winner. Reprint.

Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine

trying to do with three novels what anything by Gibson before could , Smith did
with a long series of nov this far , thoroughly enjoy Mona elettes.And what made
Cordwai . Lisa Overdrive as a free - standing ner Smith's interrelated novelettes ...

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Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction

trying to do with three novels what anything by Gibson before could , Smith did
with a long series of nov this far , thoroughly enjoy Mona elettes.And what made
Cordwai Lisa Overdrive as a free - standing ner Smith's interrelated novelettes ...

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William Gibson

William Gibson, author of the cyberpunk classic, Neuromancer (1984), is one today's most widely read science fiction writers.

Author: Tom Henthorne

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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William Gibson, author of the cyberpunk classic, Neuromancer (1984), is one today’s most widely read science fiction writers. This companion is meant both for general readers and for scholars interested in Gibson’s oeuvre. In addition to providing a literary and cultural context for works ranging from Gibson’s first short story, “Fragments of a Hologram Rose” (1977), to his recent, bestselling novel, Zero History (2010), the companion offers commentary on Gibson’s subjects, themes, and approaches. It also surveys existing scholarship on Gibson’s work in an accessible way and provides an extensive bibliography to facilitate further study of William Gibson’s writing, influence, and place in the history of science fiction and in literature as a whole.

Science Fiction Fantasy Book Review Annual

Upholding this tradition, Mona Lisa Overdrive was also nominated for both the
Hugo and Nebula. Gibson, along with Bruce Sterling, is one of the two finest
writers associated with the so-called cyberpunk movement, and this latest novel ...

Author: Robert A. Collins

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Category: Science fiction

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The Best in Science Fiction

... Marion Zimmer Mockingbird Mojo and the Pickle Jar Molly Zero Moment of
Eclipse , The Moment of the Storm , This Momentary Taste of Being , A Mona Lisa
Overdrive Mona Lisa Overdrive Mona Lisa Overdrive Mona Lisa Overdrive NEB -
N ...

Author: Aurel Guillemette

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Category: Fiction

Page: 379

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A guide for readers looking for the best. Encompasses 17 major fantasy and science fiction awards (foreign-language awards are excluded). Arrangement is in five sections: awards and their winners; authors; titles; award winners only, by year; the best of the best, by genre; and the best of the best, by year. The data is legibly presented, in tabular computer print-outs. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The New York Times Book Review

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writers of the 1980's molecules thrashing their kinky MONA LISA little tails , hot for
destiny and the OVERDRIVE street . “ She turned off the Avenue and By William ...

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Alternation

Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive represent a holding pattern . Mona Lisa
Overdrive even retroactively detracts from Neuromancer ' s ambiguous
antiHollywood conclusion . Case is revealed to have had a ' happy ever after '
ending .

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Geography Identity and Embodiment in Virtual Reality

I find the possibility of entering a cyberspatial aleph the most entrancing concept
Mona Lisa Overdrive details. Seemingly an amalgamation of Jorge Luis Borges's
aleph, and German mathematician Georg Cantor's definition of transfinite ...

Author: Ken Hillis

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