Gibson, William - Count Zero · Read more · William gibson - Count Zero. Read more Gibson, William - CyberPunk 2 - Count Zero. Read more. Bruce Sterling William Gibson's prose, astonishing in its clarity and skill, becomes high-tech Count Zero is the sequel to the award-winning novel, Neuromancer. COUNT ZERO William Gibson Count Zero THEY sent A SLAMHOUND on Turner's trail in New Delhi, slotted it to his pheromones and the color of his hair.
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This document is about William Gibson's book Count Zero. The book itself can be found in Cyberpunk Library. file:///F|/rah/New%20Folder/Count%caite.info COUNT ZERO William Gibson Count Zero THEY sent A SLAMHOUND on Turner. William gibson - Count Zero. Read more · Gibson, William - CyberPunk 2 - Count Zero · Read more · Gibson, William - Sprawl 2 - Count Zero. Read more.
Angie has attained celebrity status as a simstim star, and has entered a relationship with Bobby who is employed as her 'bodyguard'. This book is really about introducing "The Count" himself, and describing the events that shaped him for the concluding book of this trilogy: The January cover is devoted to the story, with art by Hisaki Yasuda. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Turner , corporate mercenary, wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The title of the book, other than being the pseudonym of the main character Bobby Newmark , was also claimed by Gibson to be a word-play on the computer programming term count zero interrupt. According to a frontleaf of the book, in a "count zero interrupt", an interrupt of a process decrements a counter to zero. The exact quote is "On receiving an interrupt, decrement the counter to zero. Thread One: In the southwestern US, Turner, a corporate mercenary soldier , has been hired by former partner Conroy to help Christopher Mitchell, a brilliant researcher and bio-hacker , make an illegal career move from Maas' corporate fortress built into a mesa in the Arizona desert to Hosaka, a rival corporation.
The attempt is a disaster, and Turner ends up escaping with the scientist's young daughter, Angie Mitchell instead. She carries the plans, implanted in her brain by her father, of the secrets of construction of the extremely valuable "biosoft" that has made Maas so influential and powerful. This "biosoft" is what multibillionaire Josef Virek see thread three desires above all else, so that he can make an evolutionary jump to something resembling omniscience and immortality.
During their flight from both Maas and Hosaka agents, Turner and Angie stay with Rudy, the former's estranged brother, and Sally, his partner and caretaker.
Rudy identifies a device implanted in Angie's skull: During their stay, Turner has a one-night stand with Sally, and then leaves for the Sprawl with Angie where he meets with Bobby's group in a shopping mall besieged by agents of Maas and Conroy. Thread Two: In Barrytown, New Jersey a young amateur computer hacker, Bobby Newmark, self-named "Count Zero", is given a piece of black market software by some criminal associates "to test".
When he plugs himself into the matrix and runs the program, it almost kills him. The only thing that saves his life is a sudden image of a girl made of light who interferes and unhooks him from the software just before he flatlines.
After fleeing his house which is immediately thereafter destroyed he meets Lucas, Beauvoir and Jackie, a group fascinated by and dedicated to the recent appearance of voodoo deities in Cyberspace, who take him into their protection as they are collectively targeted by various corporate agents.
It is eventually revealed that Bobby's mysterious savior is Angie see Thread One ; the two only meet physically at the very end of the book. Thread Three: Marly Krushkova, the former owner of a Paris art gallery whose reputation was destroyed when she was tricked into trying to sell a forgery, is recruited by ultra-rich, reclusive art patron Josef Virek to find the unknown creator of a series of futuristic collage boxes styled after the work of Joseph Cornell.
Unbeknownst to her, the reason behind Virek's interest in these boxes is related to indications of biosoft construction in the design of one, which he suspects may be contained in the others. All of these plot lines come together at the end of the story and Virek — the hunter of his immortality and unlimited power — becomes the hunted.
It is hinted that multiple AIs secretly inhabiting cyberspace are the fragmented, compartmentalized remains of two AIs, Neuromancer and Wintermute, having joined together introduced in Neuromancer , and designed by the head of this Rockefeller-like family, the Tessier-Ashpools.
These AI units now interface with humanity in the form of different Haitian voodoo gods, as they have found these images to be the best representations of themselves through which they can communicate with people. Hackers worldwide are becoming aware that there is something weird loose in the cyberspace matrix, but most are understandably reluctant to talk about or deal with "voodoo spooks" supposedly haunting cyberspace.
The "voodoo gods" have constructed the elaborate series of events in the novel, having originally given Mitchell the information for developing the biosoft, instructing him to insert a biosoft modification in his daughter's brain, and then sent the Cornell boxes into the world to attract, and enable the disposal of, the malicious Virek.
A pair of epilogue chapters resolve the fates of the protagonists, at least until Mona Lisa Overdrive. Angie has attained celebrity status as a simstim star, and has entered a relationship with Bobby who is employed as her 'bodyguard'. Marly has returned to Paris and now curates one of the largest art galleries in the city. Turner has returned to his childhood home the same one occupied by Rudy and Sally earlier in the book to raise the child conceived during his affair with Sally; Rudy was killed by Conroy's agents when they were trailing Turner and Angie.
In the same fashion, the novel has three protagonists, each of whom is putting together jigsaw clues in pursuit of his separate goal. The corporate headhunter, the art dealer and the computer hacker all find themselves being manipulatedjust as the author contrives to have their paths converge. This book is less appealing and less verbally skillful than Gibson's first novel, dense and dour as that was, but readers who liked that one will want to see this as well.
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Locus A vividly imagined future. Bruce Sterling William Gibson's prose, astonishing in its clarity and skill, becomes high-tech electric poetry. Ingram Enter the world of a terrifying high-tech future gone awry, a world where computer chips are implanted directly into the brain of a child, where artists hide underground like hunted prey, and where a new force has invaded Earth's Computer Matrix—a force that's playing for keeps. Count Zero Interrupt. Count Zero is the sequel to the award-winning novel, Neuromancer.
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