Books & Talks

TONIGHT: William Gibson Talks Tech Fetishes and Zero History at UW

We trust the man who came up with the word "cyberspace."

By Seattle Met Staff August 2, 2011

Originally published August 2011. Now that Zero History (Berkley; August 2), by “cyberspace” coiner and Vancouver, BC, inhabitant William Gibson, is in paperback, we can devour the high-tech thriller as it was meant to be devoured: at the beach—at a gray-skies-and-even-grayer-seas Northwest beach. In this sequel to Spook Country, drug addict Milgrim and erstwhile rocker Hollis Henry uncover the secret connection between fashion and military apparel—using iPhones, Twitter, and every other imaginable technology of the moment. Choice line for coffee shop dwellers: “The cost of wifi was white pear tea.”

Hear Gibson talk about tech fetishes and cyberspace tonight at 7:30 at the University of Washington (Kane 130). Tickets are free with the purchase of Zero History ($16), or $5 otherwise.

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