Thursday 2 September 2010

Zero History Giveaway

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. William Gibson's new novel, Zero History, set largely in London, spookily captures the paranoia and fear of our post-Crash times.

William Gibson first novel Neuromancer sold more than six million copies worldwide. In an earlier short story, Gibson had coined the phrase 'cyberspace', and he developed the concept in the novel, creating an iconography for the Information Age long before widespread use of the Internet. Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive completed his first trilogy. He has since written six further novels, moving gradually away from science fiction and futuristic work, instead writing about the strange contemporary world we inhabit. His most recent novels are Pattern Recognition and Spook Country, both available in Penguin.

Thanks to our friends at Viking Books we have five copies of William Gibson's Zero History to give away. For your chance of winning, send in your name and postal address to The first five names pulled out of the electronic hat on midday Thursday 9th September will get a copy sent to them.

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