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      January 26, 2020

      Sunday   5:00 PM

      5015 Connecticut Ave NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20008

      William Gibson - Agency

      In books including NeuromancerPattern Recognition, and The Peripheral, Gibson—the creator of cyberpunk—created futuristic visions of the Internet, virtual reality, and more years before they truly existed. His new work, which evolved in response to the 2016 election, traces urgent questions at the nexus of technological and political power. Verity Jane, a beta tester for a new digital assistant, for a new digital assistant, discovers that the bot possesses both a sketchy past and a remarkable skill with combat strategy. As she puzzles over what to make of this information, from a century in the future she’s being watched by Wilf Netherton, who is considering how to change the past to affect the apocalyptic Jackpot that’s shaped life as he knows it.

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