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More Science :: Web Exclusives :: August 26, 2011 :: :: Email :: Print Author of the cyberpunk novel Neuromancer , William Gibson talks about the relationship between his fiction and the contemporary urban landscape By Aaron Shattuck and Gary Stix
William Gibson is a visionary author who revitalized science fiction with the hard-boiled cyberpunk novel Neuromancer in 1984, and who has continued to push its boundaries ever since. Gibson has written six near-future science fiction novels (the Sprawl trilogy and the Bridge trilogy), as well as The Difference Engine , with Bruce Sterling, a steampunk alternate-history set in Victorian England. In 2010 he released Zero History , his tenth novel, and third in a loosely connected series of genre-defying techno-thrillers with contemporary settings.
August 15, 2011 | Comments Off “Maximus Clarke’s digitally manipulated anaglyph portraits take 3D imaging beyond the bounds of cinematic novelty , and explore the paradox of stereography as a simultaneously hyper-realistic and highly artificial medium.” This Friday, August 19, Devotion Gallery in Williamsburg debuts Max’s 3-D portraits of William Gibson, Lindsey Case, Michael Doyle, Chris Ianuzzi, himself, and me. He’ll be handing out old-fashioned red-and-blue glasses, which you’ll need to view the images in their full glory, but you can see a slideshow of the 3D photos, before deconstruction, at his site .
Sci-fi author William Gibson's latest book, "Zero History," will be released on Tuesday. "Zero History" is the final installment in a trilogy about billionaire Hubertus Bigend Sci-fi author William Gibson is credited with coining the term "cyberspace" The author wrote about Internet, reality TV and guerilla marketing before they became popular Gibson: "I see Twitter as a virtual extension of 'the street.' You can run into anybody."
While my laptop is older, greasier and more used than Hollis Henry ’s, I had to take a photo of my workspace to create the desktop wallpaper that Milgrim imagines. “Hollis’s desktop was a digital representation of interstellar space. Mauve galactic clouds. Was she interested in astronomy, he wondered, or was this something from Apple? He imagined the laptop displaying an image of itself instead, and of the tea press, on the white laminate. And in that imagined screen, another, identical image.
Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by William Gibson. He will be signing his new novel ZERO HISTORY at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 9th October from 1 – 2pm. Former rock singer Hollis Henry has lost a lot of money in the crash, which means she can't turn down the offer of a job from Hubertus Bigend, sinister Belgian proprietor of mysterious ad agency Blue Ant. Milgrim is working for Bigend too.
Neuromancer: Buy it: Hardcover | Paperback | Mass Market Read an Excerpt | 2012 Tour Dates | More Books Here is the novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. With Neuromancer, William Gibson introduced the world to cyberspace--and science fiction has never been the same. Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway--jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills.