William Gibson, The Peripheral

All tickets now must be purchased at the door. 


This event will take place at First Parish Church in Harvard Square. $5 tickets are required.

Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain will introduce William Gibson at the event.

"To read Gibson is to read the present as if it were the future." — The New York Times

Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC’s elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there’s a job he’s supposed to do—a job Flynne didn’t know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He’s supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That’s all there is to it. He’s offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn’t what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.

William Gibson is the author of NeuromancerCount ZeroMona Lisa Overdrive, Burning ChromeVirtual LightIdoruAll Tomorrow’s PartiesPattern RecognitionSpook CountryZero History, and Distrust That Particular Flavor. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
First Parish Church
1 Church St.
02138 Cambridge
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ISBN: 9780399158445
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Published: Berkley Books - October 28th, 2014