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Count Zero Summary
William Gibson

Everything you need to understand or teach Count Zero by William Gibson.

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Count Zero Summary

Plot Summary

Count Zero is a cyberpunk novel, taking place in a corporate-ruled future where information is shared in a mass construct called cyberspace. Turner is a mercenary hired to help a scientist escape from his contract with a large corporation and defect to another corporation. Instead, he winds up with the scientist's daughter, who has been implanted with brain biomechanics that allow her to channel artificial intelligences living as gods in cyberspace. Turner helps her escape to a group of voodoo practitioners who deal with the cyberspace gods before he retires from his life as a mercenary.

As the novel begins, Turner is blown up during a job in New Delhi and is reconstructed. In Mexico, he becomes involved with an undercover psychologist sent to check him out for his next mercenary job, extracting a scientist from one corporation to work for another corporation. On this job, things go...

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