William Gibson

  • Consultante en design de réputation internationale, fille d'un ponte de la sécurité américaine présumé mort le 11 septembre 2001, Cayce Pollard se voit confier une mission très spéciale : trouver le créateur de mystérieux clips vidéo diffusés sur le net. Le courant culturel underground qu'il génère dans le monde entier intéresse son nouvel employeur bien plus que l'argent.

  • Neuromancien

    William Gibson

    Case est le meilleur cow-boy des interfaces, un hacker lâché sur les autoroutes du cyberespace, le seul qui ait jamais traversé la matrice avant de rencontrer les mauvaises personnes au mauvais moment...

    Première grande dystopie sociale aux côtés du Blade Runner de Philip K. Dick, un chef d'oeuvre prémonitoire, fondateur de la SF moderne.

    « Kaléidoscopique, picaresque, flashy, décadent... une incroyable performance, virtuose. » Washington Post

    « L'un des plus fameux bouquins du corpus SF dans son ensemble. » Olivier Girard, Bifrost

    « S'inspirant des contre-cultures, Gibson signe des romans de science-fiction visionnaires. » Le Monde

  • Agency

    William Gibson

    Au 22e siècle, on peut communiquer avec des « fragments » d'univers parallèles du passé. En 2017, Verity Jane est engagée pour évaluer un assistant numérique basé sur une IA d'un tout nouveau genre...

    « Encore meilleur que Périphériques, un superbe roman de braquage, une intrigue bien ficelée, sombre, pleine de poésie et d'humour. Gibson est le prédicteur le plus fiable de notre présent, l'archiviste de nos passés et l'annonciateur de nos futurs possibles. »
    The Los Angeles Times

    « William Gibson n'écrit pas des romans, il crée des bombes. Des explosifs minutieux, méticuleux, aux mécanismes bien huilés. »
    NPR

    « Gibson brouille la limite entre technologie réelle et technologie hypothétique dans un thriller effréné qui confirme aux lecteurs que cela valait la peine de patienter. »
    Booklist

  • Périphériques

    William Gibson

    À travers l'histoire de Flynne Fisher, gameuse ballottée entre un futur proche, les États-Unis et le Londres post-apocalyptique, soixante-dix ans après le grand effondrement du « Jackpot », Périphériques entremêle deux futurs pour mettre en scène un récit visionnaire de l'avenir que nous fabriquons.

  • Un blouson hors mode conçu par le designer inconnu d'une ligne de vêtements connue pour ne pas être célèbre... Dans un temps où tout change à chaque nouvelle collection, cette permanence en fait un objet quasiment mythique. Engagée par le tout-puissant Bigend, qui « identifie les schémas » comme un chaman le labyrinthe sémantique du monde, l'ex-rockeuse Hollis va, de Londres à Paris, mener son enquête dans l'univers de la mode et des secrets militaires... Dans la continuité d'Identification des schémas et Code Source, Gibson poursuit avec Histoire zéro son exploration des sub-cultures nées des objets et des marques, et les mythologies qu'ils engendrent.

  • "Colin Layne habite un carton dans les couloirs du métro à Tokyo, en partie détruite par un séisme et reconstruite grâce aux nanotechnologies. Son don et son expérience du réseau lui permettent, en s'immergeant dans les flux de données en transit sur la toile, de déchiffrer intuitivement les évènements en devenir...« Sans quitter les rives de la cyberculture, dont il fut un des pionniers, William Gibson renouvelle le genre avec ce roman, qui, sur fond de fracture sociale, navigue entre thriller et romance. » Frédérique Roussel, Libération"

  • Cyberartistes, trafiquants de technologies, barbouzes désoeuvrées, espions paranoïaques : une guerre du renseignement au temps des leurres informatiques ! Roman d'espionnage et thriller poétique sur fond de mondialisation, de manigances et de secrets, Code source fait suite à Identification des schémas, « l'un des premiers véritables romans du XXIe siècle », selon le Washington Post.

  • Que se serait-il passé si le mathématicien Charles Babbage avait pu, au milieu du XIXe siècle, construire les machines à différences, ces " ordinateurs à vapeur " qu'il avait imaginés ?
    Imaginez des ordinateurs en plein XIXe siècle, des ordinateurs composés de roues dentées, de bielles et de leviers, mus par la vapeur. Des Machines à différences, imaginées par Charles Babbage, aidé de Lady Ada Byron, la fille de Lord Byron lui-même, oui, le Premier ministre de Sa Majesté la reine Victoria. En 1855, l'Histoire a pris un autre cours. Les industries se développent avec frénésie. Des transports sous-terrestres sillonnent Londres en proie à la pollution, aux courses automobiles et au chômage technologique. L'Empire britannique, gouverné par les scientifiques et les industrialistes, est plus soucieux de technologie que d'aventures outre-mer. Edward " Leviathan " Mallory, explorateur des terres sauvages d'une Amérique du Nord divisée par les guerres, se voit remettre par Lady Ada un mystérieux paquet de cartes mécanographiques. Dès lors sa vie est en danger. Avec l'aide inattendue de Sybil Gerard, femme déchue, fille d'un célèbre agitateur mort sur l'échafaud, qui poussait à la destruction des Machines, et de Laurence Oliphant, diplomate ou plutôt espion de la reine, il va commencer à comprendre quel est le sens de ces cartes. Un enjeu planétaire, le contrôle de l'information...

  • Anglais Idoru

    William Gibson

    Set in futuristic Tokyo, rebuilt after an earthquake, this is the story of a rock star who decides to marry a non-existent,virtual reality girl; the bemused American security consultant who has been sent to take care of him; and a teenage fan. A witty futuristic thriller. "Fast,witty and lovingly painted" GUARDIAN "Confirms Gibson as a realist writer for the post-Net generation" TLS "A true BLADERUNNER for the Nineties" GQ

  • Chevette rides as a courier, banging her paper laminate-framed bike through the streets of a future 'Frisco - she lives for it. On an impulse, she's risked everything; stolen a pair of sunglasses from some jerk. No ordinary shades, either: loaded with super-sensitive data, they could decide the destiny of the entire city. Rydell is working for Mr Warbaby, who has been hired to recover the glasses. But Rydell is none too sure that he likes his new employment opportunity; with SFPD Homicide involved, an abandoned bridge populated by freaks and misfits, and some weirdness involving the Republic of Desire and a 'Death Star', it's turning out to be a very strange and dangerous scene indeed ...>
    William Gibson, author of the classic Neuromancer and creator of cyberpunk, here turns his hyper-acute imagination on the near future - to supercharged, nerve-shredding effect.

  • William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter Gibson's unique world--lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting--where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace. Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell. Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer. Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known. 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.

  • Former rock singer Hollis Henry has lost a lot of money in the crash, which means she can't turn down the offer of a job from Hubertus Bigend, sinister Belgian proprietor of mysterious ad agency Blue Ant. Milgrim is working for Bigend too. Bigend admires the ex-addict's linguistic skills and street knowledge so much that he's even paid for his costly rehab. So together Hollis and Milgrim are at the front line of Bigend's attempts to get a slice of the military budget, and they gradually realize he has some very dangerous competitors. Which is not a great thought when you don't much trust your boss either.
    Gibson's new novel, set largely in London, spookily captures the paranoia and fear of our post-Crash times.

  • Rydell is on his way back to near-future San Francisco. A stint as a security man in an all-night Los Angeles convenience store has convinced him his career is going nowhere, but his friend Laney, phoning from Tokyo, says there's more interesting work for him in Northern California. And there is, although it will eventually involve his former girlfriend, a Taoist assassin, the secrets Laney has been hacking out of the depths of DatAmerica, the CEO of the PR firm that secretly runs the world and the apocalyptic technological transformation of, well, everything. William Gibson's new novel, set in the soon-to-be-fact world of VIRTUAL LIGHT and IDORU, completes a stunning, brilliantly imagined trilogy about the post-Net world.

  • What happens when old spies come out to play one last game?In New York a young Cuban called Tito is passing iPods to a mysterious old man. Such activities do not go unnoticed, however, in these early days of the War on Terror and across the city an ex-military man named Brown is tracking Tito's movements. Meanwhile in LA, journalist Hollis Henry is on the trail of Bobby Chombo, who appears to know too much about military systems for his own good. With Bobby missing and the trail cold, Hollis digs deeper and is drawn into the final moves of a chilling game played out by men with old scores to settle ...

  • One of the most influential and imaginative writers of the past twenty years turns his attention to London - with dazzling results.Cayce Pollard owes her living to her pathological sensitivity to logos. In London to consult for the world's coolest ad agency, she finds herself catapulted, via her addiction to a mysterious body of fragmentary film footage, uploaded to the Web by a shadowy auteur, into a global quest for this unknown 'garage Kubrick'. Cayce becomes involved with an eccentric hacker, a vengeful ad executive, a defrocked mathematician, a Tokyo Otaku-coven known as Eye of the Dragon and, eventually, the elusive 'Kubrick' himself. William Gibson's new novel is about the eternal mystery of London, the coolest sneakers in the world, and life in (the former) USSR.

  • Though primarily known as a novelist, over thirty years William Gibson has also built up a reputation as one of our most entertaining and insightful critics of contemporary culture. He is widely credited with having described the internet and cyberspace before any such things existed.Distrust that Particular Flavor brings together for the first time his writings on a wide variety of contemporary subjects: the differing cultures of Japan and Singapore; music and the movies; what's wrong with the internet; the interactive relationship between writers and readers; and many others. Also included in the book is a fascinating autobiographical sketch: his upbringing in the South, the early death of his parents and his escape into books; and the move to Canada to avoid the draft.Over the years Gibson has been eagerly commissioned by Wired, Rolling Stone, the New York Times
    and other influential journals, as well as tiny publishers, online sources and magazines that no longer exist. These collected writings grant readers a privileged view into the mind of a writer whose thinking has shaped not only a generation of writers but our entire culture.

  • Flynne Fisher lives in rural near-future America where jobs are scarce and veterans from the wars are finding it hard to recover. She scrapes a living doing some freelance online game-playing, participating in some pretty weird stuff. Wilf Netherton lives in London, seventy-some years later, on the far side of decades of slow-motion apocalypse. Things though are good for the haves, and there aren't many have-nots left.
    Flynne and Wilf are about to meet one another. Her world will be altered utterly, and Wilf's, for all its decadence and power, will learn that some of these third-world types from the distant past can be real badass.

  • 1855: The Industrial Revolution is in full and inexorable swing, powered by steam-driven cybernetic Engines. Charles Babbage perfects his Analytical Engine and the computer age arrives a century ahead of its time. And three extraordinary characters race toward a rendezvous with history--and the future:
    Sybil Gerard--a fallen woman, politician’s tart, daughter of a Luddite agitator
    Edward “Leviathan” Mallory--explorer and paleontologist
    Laurence Oliphant--diplomat, mystic, and spy.
    Their adventure begins with the discovery of a box of punched Engine cards of unknown origin and purpose. Cards someone wants badly enough to kill for….
    Part detective story, part historical thriller, The Difference Engine is the collaborative masterpiece by two of the most acclaimed science fiction authors writing today. Provocative, compelling, intensely imagined, it is a startling extension of Gibson’s and Sterling’s unique visions--and the beginning of movement we know today as “steampunk!”
    From the Paperback edition.

  • 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.

  • Comte Zéro Nouv.

    Comte Zéro

    William Gibson

    « INTERRUPTION DU COMPTE À ZÉRO -
    SUR ORDRE D'INTERRUPTION, ABAISSER LE COMPTEUR À ZÉRO. »

    Turner est le meilleur dans sa partie, les opérations d'exfiltration. Le dernier casse informatique de Bobby, jeune et intrépide hacker new-yorkais surnommé Comte Zéro, a mal tourné et le système qu'il croyait pirater est en train de le tuer.

    Après Neuromancien, William Gibson poursuit ici son exploration du cyberespace et des étendues urbaines.

    Sur Neuromancien
    « La Bible du Cyberpunk. » France Inter
    « Coup de génie de Gibson. » Actualitté
    « Plus clair, plus dynamique et (étonnamment) plus intemporel, ce polar dystopique s'affirme non plus "juste" comme une lecture indispensable mais aussi comme un pur et jouissif shoot de visions matricielles du futur ! » Midi Libre
    « Un livre comme un trip visionnaire, dans une société éclatée par le capitalisme et des technologies qui envahissent corps et esprits. » L'Humanité

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