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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


Prepare for ZERO HISTORY by William Gibson - YouTube video trailer

Hat tip to Node Magazine:

YouTube video trailer for Zero History:

Prepare for ZERO HISTORY by William Gibson


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"Someone is developing what may prove to be a somewhat new way to transmit brand vision."
"A certain genuinely provocative use of negative space.

"Who?"

"I don't kno," he said. "I haven't been able to find out.I feel that someone has read and understood my playbook. And may possibly be extending it.

"Then send Pamela. She understands all that. Or someone else."

"But that is exactly it. Because they 'understand all that' they won't find the edge. they won't find the new. And worse, they'll trample on it, inadvertently crush it, beneath a certain mediocrity inherent in professional competence."
"I need a wild card. I need you."
"Does 'The Gabriel Hounds' mean anything to you?"

"Bigend Books" trilogy by William Gibson


http://twitter.com/GreatDismal/status/11881868302


RT @dr_ultimately: @greatdismal does the new trilogy have a name yet? (e.g., Sprawl, Bridge) [Bigend Books] via Brizzly

Fri Apr 09 13:59:22 +0000 2010

Hubertus Bigend is one of the characters who appears in Pattern Recognition and Spook Country and who must survive the editing process to appear in the forthcoming Zero History

The original WIkipedia entry (9 August 2007) for Hubertus Bigend created for a fictional character who ,at the time of first publication of the novel Spook Country, did not have a real Wikipedia entry, but did have a fictional one in print.

Note on the pronunciation of "Bigend"

Spook Country Chapter 13 Boxes page 62

Angelina re-iterates , her concern about your being, however indirectly or only potentially employed by le Bigend, which she points out is more correctly pronounced "bay-jend", sort of, but seldom is, she says, even by him.

The self=referential paradox regarding "sources" or "original research" which this posed for the Wikipedia editors and their collective , pettifogging "policies" regarding" sources" and "original research" amused many cyberpunk fiction fans.

The "hyperspace cloud" which now surrounds William Gibson's writing and also the analysis and criticism by fans and by professional critics, will become even more confusing withZero History.

Many of the "original sources" will be even more ephemeral consisting as they do of short blog postings and Twitterings / Tweets, some of which only have a couple of (important) words regarding Zero History.


About this blog

This is the ZeroHistory.net blog

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.

William Gibson's Twitter stream - GreatDismal

"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:

Gabriel Hounds

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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