Tokyo, post-event: After an attack of scruples, Colin Laney's
skipped out on his former employer Slitscan - avoiding the rash of
media lawyers sent his way - and taken a job for the outfit
managing Japanese rock duo, Lo/Rez. Rez has announced he's going to
marry an 'idoru' by the name of Rei Toi - she exists only in
virtual reality - and this creates complications that Laney, a net
runner, is supposed to sort out. But when Chai, part of Lo/Rez's
fan club, turns up unaware that she's carrying illegal nanoware for
the Russian Kombinat, Laney's scruples nudge him towards trouble
all over again. And this time lawyers'll be the least of his
worries . . . William Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black
comedian and an outstanding architect of cool. Readers of Neal
Stephenson, Ray Bradbury and Iain M. Banks will love this book.
Idoru is the second novel in the Bridge trilogy - read Virtual
Light and All Tomorrow's Parties for more.