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‘Dazzling, astoundingly inventive’ — The Time

‘Wild, richly satisfying’ — Guardian

‘Terrific’ — Spectator

San Francisco, 2017. Clinton’s in the White House, Brexit never happened – and Verity Jane’s got herself a new job. They call Verity ‘the app-whisperer,’ and she’s just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice.

Only Eunice has other ideas. Pretty soon, Verity knows that Eunice is smarter than anyone she’s ever met, conceals some serious capabilities and is profoundly paranoid – which is just as well since suddenly some bad people are after Verity. Meanwhile, in a post-apocalyptic London a century from now, PR fixer Wilf Netherton is tasked by all-seeing policewoman Ainsley Lowbeer with interfering in the alternative past in which Verity and Eunice exist.

It appears something nasty is about to happen there – and fixing it will require not only Eunice’s unique human-AI skillset but also a little help from the future. A future which Verity soon fears may never be . . .

‘One of the most influential writers around…with Gibson’s trademark panache, the story rattles along with great pace and suspense’ — Sunday Times’

One of our greatest science-fiction writers’ — New York Times

‘A sensual, remarkably visual ride, vigorous with displays of conceptual imagination and humour’ — The Guardian

‘Among our most fascinating novelists’ — Daily Telegraph

‘Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an astounding architect of cool’ — Spectator

‘One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working’ — Boston Globe

‘His eye for the eerie in the everyday still lends events an otherworldly sheen’ — New Yorker

‘Engaging, thought-provoking and delightful… [Gibson] can always be counted on to show us our contemporary milieu rendered magical by his unique insights, and a future rendered inhabitable by his wild yet disciplined imagination’ — The Washington Post

‘Gibson blurs the line between real and speculative technology in a fast-paced thriller that will affirm to readers that it was well worth the wait’ — Booklist

‘Typically visionary, yet plausible and thrilling too’ — I Paper

‘If you’re one of those who sees Gibson as a visionary, it’s time to be scared – the scenarios he’s playing with here don’t make for comfort reading’ — SFX magazine