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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Putnam Pub Group
Publication date October 1, 1999
Pages 277
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399145797
ISBN-10 0399145796
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Living a down-and-out existence in Tokyo, Colin Laney is determined to make his way back to the United States and to San Francisco, where, thanks to his special sensitivities about people and events, he believes a pivotal moment in human history will take place sometime in the future. 85,000 first printing. Tour.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: William Gibson, who predicted the Internet with Neuromancer, takes us into the millennium with a brilliant new novel about the moments in history when futures are born.

"Gibson remains, like Raymond Chandler, an intoxicating stylist."--The New York Times Book Review

All Tomorrow's Parties is the perfect novel to publish at the end of 1999. It brings back Colin Laney, one of the most popular characters from Idoru, the man whose special sensitivities about people and events let him predict certain aspects of the future. Laney has realized that the disruptions everyone expected to happen at the beginning of the year 2000, which in fact did not happen, are still to come. Though down-and-out in Tokyo, his sense of what is to come tells him that the big event, whatever it is, will happen in San Francisco. He decides to head back to the United States--to San Francisco--to meet the future.

The Washington Post praised Idoru as "beautifully written, dense with metaphors that open the eyes to the new, dreamlike, intensely imagined, deeply plausible." A bestseller across the country (it reached #1 in Los Angeles and San Francisco), and a major critical success, it confirmed William Gibson's position as "the premier visionary working in SF today" (Publishers Weekly). All Tomorrow's Parties is his next brilliant achievement.

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Hardcover
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from Putnam Pub Group (October 1, 1999)
9780399145797 | details & prices | 277 pages | 5.75 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Living a down-and-out existence in Tokyo, Colin Laney is determined to make his way back to the United States and to San Francisco, where, thanks to his special sensitivities about people and events, he believes a pivotal moment in human history will take place sometime in the future
Paperback
Book cover for 9780425190449 Book cover for 9780441007554
 
Reissue edition from Berkley Pub Group (February 1, 2003)
9780425190449 | details & prices | 4.50 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Living a down-and-out existence in Tokyo, Colin Laney is determined to make his way back to San Francisco, where, thanks to his special sensitivities about people and events, he believes a pivotal moment in human history will take place sometime in the future.
from Ace Books (August 1, 2000)
9780441007554 | details & prices | 277 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Living a down-and-out existence in Tokyo, Colin Laney is determined to make his way back to the United States and to San Francisco, where, thanks to his special sensitivities about people and events, he believes a pivotal moment in human history will take place sometime in the future.

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