Doctorow Raves About Gibson’s “Zero History”
William Gibson‘s latest novel Zero History has its official release tomorrow (9/7/10), but it’s already scored a rave from creative commons advocate and science fiction novelist Cory Doctorow. He calls the novel Gibson’s “best yet” and even explains why:
What makes Zero History into Gibson’s best so far is how absolutely perfectly he captures the futuristic nature of the present day. Milgrim — a junkie dried out after a ten year fugue of living rough and stealing to buy pills — is well-suited to this task, emerging as if from a time-machine into the 21st century in full swing, able to narrate its essential strangeness without seeming contrived. But all of Gibson’s characters are in the business of understanding how we got to this futuristic present, and on every page, there is a jolt of pleasant dissonance as Gibson does the conjurer’s trick of making you look at your surroundings with fresh eyes.
This is Gibson’s ninth novel. Read the rest of Doctorow’s review here. And check out the nifty trailer after the jump …
- Zero History by William Gibson | Book review (guardian.co.uk)
- William Gibson’s ‘Zero History’ goes on a wild ride to the recent past (seattletimes.nwsource.com)