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William Gibson’s novel comes to vivid life in first teaser for The Peripheral

Source: Ars Technica

Article note: Oooh, Amazon lucre adapting _The Peripheral_? This will be fun.

Prime Video's new sci-fi series The Peripheral is based on William Gibson's novel.

A young woman struggling to hold it together in small-town America finds herself witness to what may or may not be a murder in the first teaser for The Peripheral, a new Prime Video series based on William Gibson's 2014 novel of the same name.

(Spoilers for the novel below.)

The novel is in many ways vintage Gibson: a bleak, dystopian future world chock-full of big thematic ideas, visionary technology, and its own slang terminology. The reader is plunged into this setting and must acclimate accordingly; Gibson isn't interested in presenting everything to us on a silver platter. But that initial effort pays off as the novel evolves into an action-packed cyberpunk thriller.

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