Zero History by William Gibson - "should be out next fall"

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@ joymode New book is called Zero History, should be out next fall

Tue Jan 19 05:41:26 +0000 2010 from Brizzly in reply to joymode


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Does that mean the Fall / Autumn of 2010 or of 2011 ?

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Fall 2011 is the target date for the English translation of 1Q84, which is supposed to be massive. A new Murakami and a new Gibson at the same time would be overload.

@ Caplewood - unless their book tour dates and locations clash, there will easily be room for both authors' new works, even if they are published at exactly the same time.

William Gibson, is, of course, a fan of Haruki Murakami's work:

http://twitter.com/GreatDismal/status/7738100994

Murakami, Iain Sinclair, Luc Sante. Three great favorites. 9:39 PM Jan 13th

The English language version of wikipedia also has an article on IQ84

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1Q84

which is much less otaku like, than your obscured /shortened link to the Google translation of the Japanese Wikipedia article.

. . .much less otaku like, than your obscured /shortened link to the Google translation of the Japanese Wikipedia article.

I prefer the Japanese article because I find the Google machine translation immensely entertaining. The Japanese edition of 1Q84 is over 1,000 pages long, and English translations are usually longer. I expect the English edition will be cut, like Windup Bird was, but the book is stil likely to take a big chunk out of my Fall 2011 reading time.

Amazon lists the publication date for Zero History as September 7, 2010.

@ Caplewood - thanks for spotting the Amazon.com publication details for Zero History

I shall keep an eye out for any news of the 1Q84 translation publication date.

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For "Zero History", we aim to repeat the success of our collaborative "Spook Country" hyperlink cloud annotation - re-orderd into numerical Chapter sequence.

This has been commented on by the author William Gibson, and described by Emeritus Professor of English Literature John Sutherland as "the future of literary crticism"

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  • Memetic Engineer: @ Caplewood - thanks for spotting the Amazon.com publication details for Zero History I shall keep an eye out for read more
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  • Caplewood: . . .much less otaku like, than your obscured /shortened link to the Google translation of the Japanese Wikipedia article. read more
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