#10169 Idoru. William Gibson.
William Gibson


Signed first edition

Idoru, the second book in William Gibson's Bridge Trilogy, is set in a vivid and complex postmodern world, a future Tokyo where the lines between technology and humanity are blurred. In this cyberpunk reality, Rez, a rock star, astonishes the world by announcing his intention to marry Rei Toei, a virtual pop idol known as the Idoru. This unorthodox union stirs a media frenzy and intrigues Laney, a security expert with the ability to predict the shape of things to come based on analyzing data patterns. Concurrently, Chia, a dedicated fan of Rez, embarks on a journey to find out the truth behind this peculiar marriage proposal, navigating a world filled with artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and the massive influence of virtual reality. As Laney and Chia's paths intertwine, Idoru explores themes of identity, reality, and the impact of technology on society, offering a speculative glance into the evolution of pop culture and artificial intelligence.

Signed by Gibson on the title page.

Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, cloth backed boards. New York: Putnam, 1996. ISBN: 0399141308. #10169.
Fine in fine dust jacket.