History Literature / AllTomorrowsParties

15th May '17 8:34:15 PM PaulA
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[[redirect:Literature/BridgeTrilogy]]''All Tomorrow's Parties'' is a 1999 novel by Creator/WilliamGibson. It is the third volume of the ''Literature/BridgeTrilogy''.
!!This novel contains examples of:

* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The trilogy, written in the 1990s, is set in 2006, after a massive earthquake has resulted in the abandonment of the Oakland Bay Bridge, which has since been resettled as a sort of squatters' shantytown.
* TheCameo: Blackwell, an important character in ''Literature/{{Idoru}}'', makes a brief appearance near the end of ''All Tomorrow's Parties''. The book doesn't identify him by name, but rather by a description of his disfigured ear.
%%* ChekhovsGun: The knife given to Chevette by Fontaine.
* CyberPunk: Or PostCyberpunk, depending on who you ask.
* FiringOneHanded: Fontaine does target shooting with a small calibre revolver, holding in it one hand.
* HandyCuffs: Mystical assassin Konrad is bought in wearing handcuffs. It is implied that the rush to bring him in is the end for his captors -- because his hands are cuffed in front of him.
%%* HitmanWithAHeart: Konrad.
* KnifeNut:
** The Taoist assassin Konrad, who takes meticulous care of his tanto, practices an Argentine school of knife fighting considered mythical within the setting, and is ridiculously deadly with his blade.
** While not knife nuts per se, Rydell and Chevette wind up carrying a ceramic switchblade and a knife with a pattern-welded blade made from the drive chain of a 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, respectively. Both are used at crucial points in the plot.
* MatterReplicator: The Nanofax machine, which transmits copies of ''anything''.
3rd May '17 6:48:30 PM PaulA
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