Zero History, by William Gibson

Zero historyFaithful readers believe that William Gibson will always mess with your head and that that no novel of his will leave you with your assumptions about human-tech relationships intact. What Gibson writes has been so bleeding-edge that what he describes often becomes reality a few years later. To quote Wikipedia, he is a “speculative fiction novelist who has been called the ‘noir prophet’ of the cyberpunk subgenre. In this 2010 novel – though one hesitates to call it a novel, it’s more like a conceptualization of the flows of information through the international data economy of today, as demonstrated by the interfaces between military-industrial contracting, fashion branding and financial speculation – he messes with your head again. (Continue reading…)

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