Thursday, February 26, 2015

William Gibson: The Peripheral

Date: 12/2014

Title: "The Peripheral"

Author: William Gibson

Duration: 14 hrs

Review: A master doing what he does best.  Great plot, filled with interesting elements: class conflict, historical and cultural commentary, powerful technologies that are so new that the societal changes they portend are just barely beginning to be understood, amazing nuanced invention of a near and medium term future.  Gibson is so good at this: simple moral situation, nuanced everything else, and truly gifted ability for extension of technological change within cultural and social constants.

I really liked it!