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The German translation of Zero History is entitled Systemneutstart - "System Re-Boot"

William Gibson (Author), Hannes Riffel (Translator)
Hardcover: 491 pages
Publisher: Klett-Cotta Verlag (May 2011)
ISBN-10: 3608501134
ISBN-13: 978-3608501131

A class of students at the Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany, have a group blog, which analyses some of the themes of this novel:

It was created as part of the exercise "The blog as literary journalism book companion" in the summer semester 2011 in Division 9 of the Philipps-Universität Marburg.

Users are Carsten Becker, Marius Beckmann, Anna Burke, Fang Xiu, Anna Guljachin, Melanie Hein, Kristina Hinz, Elena Keller, Patrick Kurtz, Michael Short Meier, Nina Leis, Malena Menke, Maria A. Muñoz Orantes, Julia Peuckert, Samuel Reiter Philip Sass, Vanessa Schneider, Sven Schreiber, Simone Schwalm, Anna Lena Mareen Seles and Winterberg.

They call their blog: Gabriel Hounds


[Hat tip to Fashion Police for spotting this]

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The quirks of hardback book publishing mean that, just like Spook Country Penguin are publishing Zero History in the United Kingdom on Thursday 2nd September 2010, five days before the official United States release scheduled for Tuesday 7th September 2010

Penguin Books - Zero History by William Gibson - United Kingdom edition - 2nd September 2010



Zero History

William Gibson

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9780670919529
Size : 153 x 234mm
Pages : 416
Published : 02 Sep 2010
Publisher : Viking Adult


£18.99

However, Amazon.co.uk have this listing for the Trade paperback edition:

Amazon.co.uk - Zero History - Trade Paperback Edition - 30th August 2010

[...]

Zero History - Tpb [Paperback]
William Gibson

RRP: £12.99
Price: £9.74

# Paperback
# Publisher: Imprint unknown (30 Aug 2010)
# ISBN-10: 0670919543
# ISBN-13: 978-0670919543

Does this mean that William Gibson will again visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival and then London, in August, before his hectic United States Zero History book promotion tour in September, just like he did in 2007 for Spook Country ?

Or will we have to wait until October or later ?

The Fall 2010 catalog from G.W.Putnam has, on page 14, an illustration of the cover for William Gibson's Zero History, which is due to be published on 7th September 2010 [hat tip to Joe Parrish for spotting this]

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The graphic design is also being used for the cover of the catalog itself.

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September
Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-399-15682-3
$26.95/$33.50 CAN
Fiction
6" x 9"
384 pages

Also available from Penguin Audio.

September '10, simultaneous release with the G. P. Putnam's Sons hardcover.
Unabridged • 9 CDs, 11 hours • $39.95/$50.00 CAN • iSBN 978-0-14-242845-0

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Also available as an e-book . Export rights: E First Serial: G. P. Putnam's Sons Other: Martha Millard Martha Millard Literary Agency 50 west 67th Street, Suite 1G New York, NY 10023

There is also some blurb:


Whatever you do, because you are an artist, will bring you to the next
thing of your own. . . .

When she sang for The Curfew, Hollis Henry's face was known worldwide. She still runs into people who remember the poster. Unfortunately, in the post-crash economy, cult memorabilia doesn't pay the rent, and right now she's a journalist in need of a job. The last person she wants to work for is Hubertus Bigend, twisted genius of global marketing; but there's no way to tell an entity like Bigend that you want nothing more to do with him. That simply brings you more firmly to his attention.

Milgrim is clean, drug-free for the first time in a decade. It took eight months in a clinic in Basel. Fifteen complete changes of his blood. Bigend paid for all that. Milgrim's idiomatic Russian is superb, and he notices things. Meanwhile no one notices Milgrim. That makes him worth every penny, though it cost Bigend more than his cartel-grade custom-armored truck.

The culture of the military has trickled down to the street--Bigend knows that, and he'll find a way to take a cut. What surprises him though is that someone else seems to be on top of that situation in a way that Bigend associates only with himself. Bigend loves staring into the abyss of the global market; he's just not used to it staring back.

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Discussion and hyper link cloud enhanced literary criticism around the forthcoming new novel by cyber punk / literary fiction author William Gibson, which is currently in progress, and which is provisionally entitled Zero History.

See the Fragments of a Hologram Bill thread on the William Gibson Books discussion forum for the snippets of writing which have been released for discussion to the public so far.

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William Gibson's Twitter feed - GreatDismal

William Gibson is now a keen user of Twitter, rather than his now seemingly abandoned blog, so that is now the most likely place to find the latest news about his writing, or travels etc.

It is also the place to spot his occaisinal requests to his fans, for help with research on specific background details, some of which may, or may not, end up in the finished novel Zero History which he is currently working on.

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"Zero History" hyperlink cloud annotation

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"

Zero History blog & Node Magazine - hyperlink cloud literary criticism & annotation

Gabriel Hounds - Systemneustart

The German translation of Zero History is entitled Systemneutstart - "System Re-Boot"

A class of students at the Philipps-Universität Marburg in Germany, have a group blog, which analyses some of the themes of this novel which they call:

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Spook Country blog

Spook Country blog - SpookCountry.co.uk - includes discussion and hyper link cloud enhanced literary criticism of William Gibson's previous novel Spook Country

London CyberPunk Tourist Guide

As part of the preparations for William Gibson book signing and lecture event promoting Spook Country in London, during August 2007, this "local knowledge" guide to places of interest to cyberpunk fans was compiled, and has been subsequently expanded.

London CyberPunk Tourist Guide - http://CyberPunk.org.uk

Please feel free to add comments or send emails, to keep it up to date.

Links

Wikipedia entry for William Gibson.

Official William Gibson Books website: www.williamgibsonbooks.com

Wiliam Gibson's blog post announcement What's in a name? of Zero History as the title of his new novel.

William Gibson's Twitter announcement of the Zero History title.

See the Fragments of a Hologram Bill thread on the William Gibson Books discussion forum for the snippets of writing which have been released for discussion to the public so far.

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"Zero History" hyperlink cloud annotation

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"

Zero History blog & Node Magazine - hyperlink cloud literary criticism & annotation

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Recent Comments

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  • Memetic Engineer: William Gibson describes this "otakublog" as "actually very useful" http://twitter.com/GreatDismal/status/11107753199 Zero History otakublog http://bit.ly/avsZpn This sort of thing is becoming read more
  • Memetic Engineer: William Gibson corrects his previous tweet: http://twitter.com/GreatDismal/status/11103336804 Correction: 641 ms. pages. Forgot and left part of beginning of book on read more
  • Memetic Engineer: William Gibson has now finished the manuscript, according to this tweet: http://twitter.com/GreatDismal/status/11067870492 Zero History completed. 644 ms. pages, which is read more
  • Memetic Engineer: @ Joe Parrish - thanks for spotting that ! I have posted the details as a blog article. read more
  • Joe Parrish: You probably know this but at the Putnam sight in there fall adult catalog on pages 14 and 15, 15 read more
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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
  • Caplewood: Amazon lists the publication date for Zero History as September 7, 2010. read more
  • 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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