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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William Gibson isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

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

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