By William Gibson
William Gibson, writer of the intense multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his such a lot awesome and exciting paintings to this point . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter Gibson's targeted world--lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting--where multinational businesses and excessive tech outlaws vie for energy, touring into the computer-generated universe referred to as cyberspace. Into this international comes Mona, a tender woman with a murky prior and an doubtful destiny whose lifestyles is on a collision path with the world over recognized Sense/Net superstar Angie Mitchell. Since youth, Angie has been in a position to faucet into our on-line world without a computer. Now, from inside of our on-line world, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by means of a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that can not be managed . . . or maybe known. And at the back of the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the robust eastern underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly control humans and occasions to fit their very own reasons . . . or in order that they imagine.
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