Pattern Recognition

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Penguin, Feb 3, 2003 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Pattern Recognition is William Gibson’s best book since he rewrote all the rules in Neuromancer.”—Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods

“One of the first authentic and vital novels of the 21st century.”—The Washington Post Book World


The accolades and acclaim are endless for William Gibson's coast-to-coast bestseller. Set in the post-9/11 present, Pattern Recognition is the story of one woman's never-ending search for the now...

Cayce Pollard is a new kind of prophet—a world-renowned “coolhunter” who predicts the hottest trends. While in London to evaluate the redesign of a famous corporate logo, she’s offered a different assignment: find the creator of the obscure, enigmatic video clips being uploaded to the internet—footage that is generating massive underground buzz worldwide.
 
Still haunted by the memory of her missing father—a Cold War security guru who disappeared in downtown Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001—Cayce is soon traveling through parallel universes of marketing, globalization, and terror, heading always for the still point where the three converge. From London to Tokyo to Moscow, she follows the implications of a secret as disturbing—and compelling—as the twenty-first century promises to be...
 

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User Review  - nosborm - LibraryThing

This took a while to build on me but it definitely has Gibson's signature world building weirdness. Not as prophetic as neuromancer but it still has that same cyberpunk noir setting I love. In a world not unlike our own in the not at all future. Looking forward to reading more. Read full review

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User Review  - wishanem - LibraryThing

I haven't read a lot of William Gibson's non-cyberpunk books, so I was expecting this story to take a turn towards the Sci-Fi for about a third of this volume. Instead, it remained a modern-day ... Read full review

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Contents

THE WEBSITE OF DREADFUL NIGHT
BITCH
THE ATTACHMENT
MATH GRENADES
WHAT THEY DESERVE
THE MATCH FACTORY
THE PROPOSITION
WATERMARK
TARN
DICKHEADS
SIGIL
SIGINT
THE SHAPE OF THE ENTHUSIAST
WITHIN THE MEANING
PROTOCOL
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RED DUST
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William Gibson’s first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Count ZeroBurning ChromeMona Lisa OverdriveVirtual LightIdoruAll Tomorrow’s PartiesPattern RecognitionSpook CountryZero HistoryDistrust That Particular Flavor, and The Peripheral. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.

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