Zero History (Blue Ant #3)

Zero History by William Gibson Published: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Sep 7, 2010) Posted: Goodreads (Aug 26, 2016) [Start here: Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant #1) & Spook Country (Blue Ant #2)]   “Time moves in one direction, memory in another.” – William Gibson “When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.” – Hubertus Bigend   Zero History is the epic conclusion to William Gibson’s Blue Ant trilogy. In the novel, the author distills a lot of what made Pattern Recognition great and expands upon it successfully. Gibson gives us an original and well written Read More …

Spook Country (Blue Ant #2)

Spook Country by William Gibson Published: Putnam Adult (Aug 7, 2007) Posted: Goodreads (Aug 15, 2016) [Review of Pattern Recognition]     “We have no future… For us, of course, things can change so abruptly, so violently, so profoundly … our present is too volatile.” – Pattern Recognition “Secrets… are the very root of cool.” – Hubertus Bigend, Spook Country Summary Spook Country is the second novel in William Gibson’s Blue Ant trilogy. While it’s unlike the first novel in many ways, Spook Country is an interesting work of speculative fiction that manages to blend high technology, espionage, mystery, and Read More …

The Peripheral

The Peripheral by William Gibson Published: Oct 28, 2014 Posted: Goodreads (Jan 15, 2015)     The Peripheral is a novel that combines a lot of elements of other works of science fiction and manages to create something new and interesting. The tone is Gibson at his finest, complete with a dystopian glimpse of the future and terrific characters. The novel’s world is described in split timelines: one is a world inhabited by former special ops, ex-Marine, Burton Fisher and his sister, Flynne Fisher. Burton Fisher – a former high-tech recon Special Forces soldier – suffers from haptic feedback issues, Read More …

Pattern Recognition (Blue Ant #1)

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson Published: Berkley Publishing (Feb 2015) Posted: Goodreads (Oct 14, 2014)   “The medium is the message” – Marshall McLuhan “We have no future because our present is too volatile… We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment’s scenarios. Pattern recognition.” – Hubertus Bigend, Pattern Recognition * Pattern Recognition is the story of an eccentric trend spotter, Cayce Pollard, and her mission to find the latest viral videos clips attracting a cult-like appeal. William Gibson masterfully blends concise and powerful storytelling with present-day reality in a strangely compelling tale that’ll hook you within Read More …