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The Resource The peripheral, William Gibson

The peripheral, William Gibson

Label
The peripheral
Title
The peripheral
Statement of responsibility
William Gibson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton asks Flynne to take over a job he's supposed to do. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. Work a perimeter around the image of a tower building; little buglike things turn up, he's supposed to get in their way, edge them back. What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder...
Summary
Whenever she can, gamer Flynne Fisher tries to help her brother Burton, a disabled veteran. So when Burton asks her to beta-test a virtual reality game as part of his lucrative but illegal part-time job, Flynne agrees to sub in. During her shift, Flynne witnesses a murder and soon realizes that she's not playing a game, she's seeing the future. But how? Cutting-edge technology and crossed time lines create an intricately plotted and thought-provoking science fiction story that slowly builds suspense through parallel, yet intersecting, narratives. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Storyline
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Award
Library Journal Best Books 2014
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10358368
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Gibson, William
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Murder
  • Drug traffic
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Veterans
  • Video games
Target audience
adult
Label
The peripheral, William Gibson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20443520
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
701 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594139154
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014040931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The peripheral, William Gibson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20443520
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
701 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594139154
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014040931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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