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The Bridge trilogy is the second trilogy of science fiction novels by Creator/WilliamGibson (better known for his Literature/SprawlTrilogy), set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. To be exact, it takes place in 2006, so it's obviously fallen victim to ScienceMarchesOn, but the books are nowhere near irrelevent. When one projects them another twenty or fifty years into the future, it's quite easy to believe in the world in which they are set.

The Bridge trilogy is set primarily in the cities of San Francisco and Tokyo after a major earthquake that caused the Oakland Bay Bridge to be abandoned and then rebuilt as a shantytown of sorts. Tokyo, on the other hand, was rebuilt using nanotechnology and is, in many ways, more impressive than it was before the quake. The Bridge, from which the trilogy takes its name, is an important location in the first and third books, but not mentioned in the second.

The books in the Bridge trilogy are, in order, ''Virtual Light'' (1993), ''Literature/{{Idoru}}'' (1996), and ''All Tomorrow's Parties'' (1999).
!!This trilogy contains examples of:

* ActionGirl: Chevette Washington.
** Chevette is really more of a ''subversion'' of this trope. While strong-willed, independent, and intelligent, she spends most of Virtual Light running and hiding from her pursuers. In one case, she gets in way over her head and only escapes thanks to Rydell.
%%* AggressiveNegotiations
* TheCameo: Blackwell, an important character in ''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.
* CelebrityResemblance / TextualCelebrityResemblance: Berry Rydell is mentioned to look like a young TommyLeeJones-the first time by someone who ran his picture through a computer application that provides an InUniverse exploitation of this (the idea being that it helps people remember someone for identification purposes if they know which famous guy/girl they resemble). Ironically enough, Rydell doesn't even ''knows'' who Jones is.
* ChekhovsGun: In ''Virtual Light'', the bag of drugs Chevette gets from her ex-boyfriend. [[spoiler: She later uses it to spike Lovelace's drink while he's holding her and Rydell at gunpoint.]]
%%** In ''All Tomorrow's Parties'', the knife given to Chevette by Fontaine.
* CyberPunk: Or PostCyberpunk, depending on who you ask.
%%* {{Dystopia}}
%%* FemmeFatale - Rei Toei
%%* HitmanWithAHeart - Konrad, from the third book.
%%* ShootTheMessenger - Chevette
* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The Soviet Union collapsed, but the U.S. hasn't fared much better, either - as with Neuromancer, the Cold War went white-hot and then faded in a nuclear haze, but not before giving birth to the rise of the technology in Gibson's novels.
%%* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture