All Tomorrow's Parties

All Tomorrow's Parties

William Gibson

Synopsis of All Tomorrow's Parties

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.

Reviews of All Tomorrow's Parties


Gibson's new Book is less a cyberpunk novel about virtual reality than one that realizes an almost recognizable future filled with new and exciting technologies. -- Benjamin Segedin, Booklist

I wouldn't at all be surprised if every Gibson novel ever written was simply a transcript of a gaming session from his parents' basement. -- Wes Wilson, Under the Covers

...I heartily recommend this Book for SF and non-SF readers. -- Rich DeSensi, Fantastica Daily

A skillful mix of present and past tense chapters bring each character to life. -- Charlene Brusso, SF Site

Writing at flame intensity, Gibson conjures a world that seems just a breath away from the here and now. -- Frank Houston,