It's hard to praise William Gibson without sounding like an old geezer: "Way back in the 1980s, he predicted the internet! And he invented cyberpunk! You know, like that Johnny Mnemonic movie with the Keanu Reeves?" His newest book, Zero History, concludes the modern-day trilogy he began with 2003's Pattern Recognition, a thriller about a marketing consultant who is allergic to advertising. Gibson's still telling us what we're going to be doing the day after tomorrow, and he's doing the best work of his career at the same time. Show some goddamned respect. (University Village Barnes & Noble, 2675 NE University Village St, 517-4107, 7 pm, free)

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