Books & Lit

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally dubious practices. When readers are immersed in a complete universe of newness, how do they orientate themselves

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally dubious practices. When readers are immersed in a complete universe of newness, how do they orientate themselves

William Gibson; Marco Polo; Chimera; Conflict Time Photography; Concerning Violence

William Gibson's novel The Peripheral is set in 2 dystopian futures filled with drugs, 3D printers, high-tech surveillance and various legally dubious practices. When readers are immersed in a complete universe of newness, how do they orientate themselves

The Peripheral - William Gibson

Flynne Fisher lives down a country road, in a rural near-future America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug manufacture, which she's keen to avoid. Her brother Burton lives, or tries to, on money from the Veterans Association, in compensa

Euphoria - Lily King

It is December 1932 and Andrew Bankson, isolated for several years whilst studying a tribe in New Guinea, is increasingly frustrated by his research. Then on Christmas Eve, he meets Nell Stone, famous and controversial anthropologist, and her wry, mercuri

Amnesia by Peter Carey, review: 'fascinating and confusing'

Peter Carey's novel about a computer hacker is rich but maddeningly elusive, finds Elena Seymenliyska.

Book review: Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano

FRANCE’S latest Nobel laureate has deep suspicion about spelling things out clearly, says Stuart Kelly.

Euphoria by Lily King, review: 'brilliant'

Lily King's fourth novel is a passionate reimagining of anthropologist Margaret Mead, says Oliver Arnoldi.

I Refuse by Per Petterson review – a masterful study of time

This story of a chance meeting between old friends is a mesmerising achievement by the Norwegian master.

Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming- dark times on road to reason

ALAN CUMMING is one of the few gay actors to have been embraced by the American viewing public.