William Gibson


Born
in Conway, South Carolina, The United States
March 17, 1948

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William Ford Gibson is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the father of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction, having coined the term cyberspace in 1982 and popularized it in his first novel, Neuromancer(1984), which has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide.

While his early writing took the form of short stories, Gibson has since written nine critically acclaimed novels (one in collaboration), contributed articles to several major publications, and has collaborated extensively with performance artists, filmmakers and musicians. His thought has been cited as an influence on science fiction author
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IT'S FUSTY IN HERE!

As the London Times recently said of my living room, though you probably didn't see that, as it's behind their subscription wall. Had to check the definition. Hope they meant more "markedly old-fashioned" than "rotten".


Starting tomorrow on the 36-day pre-Canadian leg of the Zero History tour. US and UK schedules are behind the button on this site's front page. The subsequent Canadian dates (all in

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“The future is there... looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.”
William Gibson, Pattern Recognition

“The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.

The Economist, December 4, 2003
William Gibson

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”
William Gibson, Neuromancer

Polls

October 2016 New School Group Read

1952, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 581 pages
 
  34 votes, 21.5%

 
  32 votes, 20.3%

1996, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, 432 pages
 
  16 votes, 10.1%

1984, Neuromancer by William Gibson, 271 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.5%

1924, The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, 706 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.6%

1939, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, 231 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.6%

1997, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, 432 pages
 
  11 votes, 7.0%

1956, The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick, 103 pages
 
  11 votes, 7.0%

1990, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, 246 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.1%

1950, A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, 359 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.2%

1978, Life: A User's Manual by Georges Perec, 581 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

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