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When Rez, the lead singer for the rock band Lo/Rez is rumored to be engaged to an "idoru" or "idol singer"--an artificial celebrity creation of information software agents--14-year-old Chia Pet McKenzie is sent by the band's fan club to Tokyo to uncover the facts. At the same time, Colin Laney, a data specialist for Slitscan television, uncovers and publicizes a network scandal. He flees to Tokyo to escape the network's wrath. As Chia struggles to find the truth, Colin struggles to preserve it, in a futuristic society so media-saturated that only computers hold the hope for imagination, hope and spirituality. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gibson published this book in 1996 and Princess Diana died in 1997. In all ways, Princess Diana was the Idoru of our time and culture. Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by G. Tong
Despite the cyberpunk/future noir copy on the cover, Idoru is more near-future comedy of manners than thriller, its subtle humor expertly conveyed in William Gibson's increasingly... Read morePublished on March 29 2003 by schapmock
The person who gave us the term "cyberspace" and a pioneer of cyberpunk fiction. William Gibson gives us :"Idoru"
Idoru is a Tale Of two People who don't... Read more
I own all of Gibson's books and have read and re-read every single one of them. WG was the first cyberpunk author I hooked into but not my favorite. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by Petrol
If you liked Gibson's Neuromancer, you'll love Idoru. Even if you didn't like Neuromancer, Idoru is still a good read. Read morePublished on Dec 1 2002 by Zach Wingerter
"Idoru" is the third piece of Gibson fiction I had read or attempted to read over the past ten years or so. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2002 by J. Holt
While reading this book, I sometimes found it troubling the similarities in the sentences and plot with many of his earlier works were more apparent, however there is something new... Read morePublished on July 16 2002 by J Maby
If you are not sure what the best sci-fi feels like, read Idoru. This book has it all: drama, sex, tough guys, villains, gadgets, guns, action, humor... Read morePublished on April 13 2002 by D. Montros