A novel – by William Gibson.
William Gibson is one of my favorite authors, I started out reading Count Zero and then Neuromancer back in the 80’s, then bought every new novel of his as it came out. I just didn’t like them as much as time went on, but this one is different. As I read it, it felt like a return to those first two novels. Set in the future, it’s an interesting take on where we could be headed technologically, with a twist involving a sort of time travel/multiverse situation. For a moment I thought he was blending in some Neal Stephenson, though at the end he credits Bruce Sterling with the idea for what he calls “the stub”. I did find myself getting confused over a couple of the minor characters, but that’s probably my fault for reading it in small chunks. Anyway, good not great, and better than his last several novels, in my opinion. Here’s a link to an interesting review by somebody far smarter than I am: