New science fiction book set in future where Clinton won
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A new book by American-Canadian science fiction novelist William Gibson is set in alternate future where Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonValadao unseats Cox in election rematch Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work MORE won the 2016 election.

In an interview this week with The New York Times, Gibson explained that he was working on the book before the election results came in and decided to keep the plot set in a future where Clinton had won.


The book, titled "Agency," is set to come out in 2018 and follows two timelines: one set in present day with Clinton as president and another in London, 200 years in the future.

The story follows individuals in the future — after 80 percent of the human population has been killed — who try to communicate with those in 2017 in an attempt to change history.

Gibson is known for his debut 1984 novel "Neuromancer," in which he coined the term "cyberspace" years before the internet.