The Peripheral

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The Peripheral
Author William Gibson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction

The Peripheral is an upcoming novel by William Gibson.[1] Gibson has stated that it will be set in multiple futures.[2]

On April 19, 2013, Gibson appeared at the New York Public Library and read from the first chapter: "The Gone Haptics".[3]

Cover art and synopsis for The Peripheral were revealed on 23rd July on[4]


The novel focuses on Flynne and her brother, Burton. Burton is a veteran of the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Flynne and Burton become involved in a security job that may actually be connected to murder.[5]


  1. ^ Geeta Dayal (September 14, 2012). "William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers Are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong". Wired. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ William Gibson (August 22, 2012). "Twitter / GreatDismal: The Peripheral, my next novel". Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Charlie Jane Anders (April 30, 2013). "Watch William Gibson read from his brand new science fiction novel". Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Peripheral by William Gibson cover art and synopsis". July 23, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
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