Young Jordan Mason, on the terraformed planet Venus, has visions. Kidnapped by Calandria May - a human from offworld sent to investigate the AIs (dubbed the Winds) of Ventus - Jordan is desperate to find the meaning of his visions, desperate enough to risk calling down the Winds that destroy technology to protect the created environment. As a result, Jordan escapes from Calandria and sets out to discover his destiny on his own. Calandria and others, both human and AI, search for Jordan, who holds the key to catastrophe or salvation. Ventus is an epic journey across a fascinating planet with a big mystery - why have the Winds fallen silent?
Mort (geddit?) Vickers is a CORPorate Security Executive (i.e., a company hitman) in a near-future America wherein the Corporations have usurped most of the functions of Government and are a law unto themselves. We first meet him on a return Shuttle flight from an orbiting space station, where he has just eliminated a potential troublemaker. On arrival, Vickers learns that his own Corporate employer has "lost" an entire underground nuclear command facility to a megalomanic executive, who is on the point of sealing the bunker against the outside world and running it as his own personal domain. Through a number of violent subterfuges, Vickers is inveigled into the bunker with the mission: get it back and kill those responsible. Excellently bleak and savage, the first of a series of ‘80s/’90s "realist" works which claw America’s decadent corporate inhumanity.
Soldier. Mercenary. Vigilante. Hero.
All Jett Thorne wanted to do was survive the end of the world. Placed in hibernation for over three centuries, he awakens to a country he no longer knows in Neo York, a city that thrives on corruption and violence. A chance encounter with a dying vigilante gives him the drive to do something about the depravity around him. Adopting the mantle of Vigil, he will wage a one-man war on the criminals who prey on the citizens of Neo York.
But war is not without repercussions, and Jett finds himself in need of allies when the criminal underworld pushes back. He encounters the enigmatic man named Incognito and Ronnie Banks, an ambitious detective with a personal agenda. Jett will have to decide whether or not to trust them with his secrets, and he will have to choose quickly. Because enemies high and low conspire against him, and every one of them wants to be the first to kill Neo York's new hero.
Vigil is born of superhero tropes, mixing the tech of Iron Man with the stealth and cunning of Batman. Fans of graphic novels and associated movies will feel right at home. Be sure to grab your copy today!
The author of Neuromancer takes you to the vividly realized near future of 2005. Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California. Here the millennium has come and gone, leaving in its wake only stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, Berry Rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now working for a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is a bicycle messenger turned pick-pocket who impulsively snatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses. But these are no ordinary shades. What you can see through these high-tech specs can make you rich–or get you killed. Now Berry and Chevette are on the run, zeroing in on the digitalized heart of DatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high. And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash.
From Publishers Weekly
Gibson's cyberpunk thriller set in a near-future L.A.–a two-week PW bestseller–depicts the hunt for virtual reality glasses containing classified data.
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2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasy sister-states of what used to be California. Here the millenium has come and gone, leaving in its wake only stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, Berry Rydell is a former armed-response rentacop now working for a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is a bicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsively snatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses. But these are no ordinary shades. What you can see through these high-tech specs can make you rich–or get you killed. Now Berry and Chevette are on the run, zeroing in on the digitalized heart of DatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high. And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash...
Gibson új regénye a XXI. század első évtizedébe, egy neurománc — ciklusnál közelebbi jövőbe vezet. Hősei egy széthullóban lévő világ információfogyasztó polgárai, akik gyorsan élnek, de nem lehetnek sem gyorsabbak, sem okosabbak a mindenütt jelenlévő számítógépeknél…
Парень после аварии начинает играть в только появившуюся игру в виртуальной реальности. Что-то среднее между литрпг и чистым экшен без циферок. Для любителей олдскул — вам может не понравиться — стандартной раскачки и характеристик нет.