Agency (novel)

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Cover Art, Agency by William Gibson.jpg
Cover of first edition
AuthorWilliam Gibson
CountryUnited States
GenreScience Fiction
PublishedApril 02, 2019

Agency is a forthcoming science fiction novel by William Gibson, likely to be released in April 2019.[1]

It is a 'sequel and a prequel'[2] to his previous novel The Peripheral (2014), reusing the time travel technology from the novel to explore an alternative 2017 where Hillary Clinton won the 2016 Presidential Election.[2]

One plot will be set in the alternative 2017, with a young woman named Verity testing a new form of avatar software developed by the military, for a start-up in San Francisco. A second plot line involves people in a post-apocalyptic 22nd century meddling with 2017.[2][3]


  1. ^ "William Gibson on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  2. ^ a b c Alter, Alexandra (2017-04-25). "Sci-Fi Writer William Gibson Reimagines the World After the 2016 Election". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  3. ^ Kean, Danuta (2017-04-26). "New William Gibson novel set in a world where Hillary Clinton won". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-04-28.