William Gibson - Count Zero (Sprawl Series #2) (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
- Published : 1986 (This Edition 2017 - Orion)
- ISBN : 9781473217409
- SKU : B001922
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, Count Zero is book two of William Gibson's groundbreaking Neuromancer (Sprawl) Trilogy. As prophet of cyber punk and also as the herald of his later Blue Ant works, returns to The Sprawl for a continuation of the setting he began in his masterwork Neuromancer.
But like many of his books, this sequel is only that in regard to a return to the original setting, Count Zero works as a stand alone. The Sprawl, the megalopolis formed by the Eastern United States, from Boston to Atlanta, is his futuristic, over population setting where artificial intelligence spooks the Matrix, where cowboy hackers can jack into cyberspace and where corporate mercenaries compete in clandestine adventures.
Gibson also demonstrates his remarkable skill at depicting corporate espionage amidst an anarcho-capitalistic world dominated by multi-national corporations.
Count Zero also explores the results of unrestrained individual wealth in a global economy and wealth as an analog for a new aristocracy as corporations melded into capitalistic clans. The super rich are not even human, so far removed from ordinary circumstances and from the constraints of mortality.
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