#10172 Spook Country. William Gibson.
William Gibson

Spook Country

Signed first edition

In the second installment of William Gibson's Blue Ant Trilogy, Spook Country, the boundaries between technology and spirituality are tested. The narrative follows Hollis Henry, a journalist hired to write about locative art—a blend of virtual reality and GPS technology, intertwining with the journey of Tito, a young Cuban-Chinese operative skilled in the art of tradecraft, navigating a shadowy world at the behest of a mysterious super-recognizer. Set in a world that teeters on the brink of the surreal, the novel delves deep into the realms of espionage, ghostly encounters, and the intricate web of secrets and surveillance. It's a commentary on the post-9/11 geopolitical landscape, offering a critique of the corporatocratic control and showcasing the rising influence of technology on art and society. A vivid embodiment of cyberpunk and geopolitical dystopian subgenres, Spook Country unravels the interconnectedness of the virtual and physical realms in the digital age.

Here is an advance review copy with folded publicity sheets laid in, and it is also signed by Gibson on the title page. Gold "Autographed for University Bookstore" sticker is present on the dust jacket.

Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, cloth backed boards. New York: Putnam, 2007. British Science Fiction Award nominee (2007). Locus Award nominee (2008). ISBN: 9780399154300. #10172.
Fine in fine dust jacket.