I recently read "The Peripheral" by William Gibson, and I had fun trying to keep track of when it could have taken place (similar to "Neuromancer", it's vague). I have some guesses, but does anyone have the definite years it takes place (possibly something I missed in the book, or possible to work out)? If not, what are the possible year-ranges the book could take place in?
2096 - 2138(ish)
In the book, there is a passing reference to the protagonist's receiving a souvenir from Clanton's bicentennial when she was 8 years old.
She found herself looking at the plastic tray propped on the mantelpiece, the one with the aerial-view cartoon map from Clanton’s bicentennial year. Her mother had driven the three of them over for the celebrations, when she was eight. She remembered it, but it seemed like somebody else’s life.
Assuming she's in her 30's, this places the lower bound in the late 2090s.
There was the mantelpiece, the one with the commemorative plastic tray whose duplicate he’d seen in Clovis Fearing’s shop in Portobello Road, a pale oblong propped against the wall. He rolled forward, the camera bobbing annoyingly, until he could make out “Clanton Bicentennial,” and the dates. And seventy-some years on from the year of celebration, he sat at Lev’s grandfather’s desk in the Gobiwagen
This places the upper bound in the 2130s.