kick-off the Fall 2007 Season of the CBC Radio Studio One
Book Club, we are very pleased to announce the encore appearance
of William Gibson
, with his new novel Spook Country
Continuing in the vein of Pattern Recognition, Spook
Country probes cultural changes in the United States
since 9/11. Gibson weaves the story with technology,
globalization and terrorism – the effects and consequences
of contemporary politics and personal ambition.
Henry is not quite sure what to make of her present
employers. A former bass player and singer for the
cult band Curfew, she’s now trying to survive
as a freelance journalist and has an investigative
assignment in Los Angeles from a magazine called Node – supposedly
a European version of Wired. But she has yet to meet
anyone from the magazine or anyone else who is writing
for them. Node doesn’t exist yet, which is fine.
It’s a startup. But it seems to be actively preventing
the kind of buzz that magazines usually cultivate before
they are launched. Really, really actively. That would
be odd, and even a little scary, if Hollis allowed
herself to think about it much, which she can’t
afford to do.
Come join us for another riveting Studio One Book Club
with William Gibson, author of Pattern Recoginition,
Idoru, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Neuromancer and
more. (For a teaser, you can also listen
to his 2003 Book Club.