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William Gibson. William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre.[2] Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" in his short story "Burning Chrome" (1982) and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, Neuromancer (1984).

William Gibson

In envisaging cyberspace, Gibson created an iconography for the information age before the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s.[3] He is also credited with predicting the rise of reality television and with establishing the conceptual foundations for the rapid growth of virtual environments such as video games and the World Wide Web. Having changed residence frequently with his family as a child, Gibson became a shy, ungainly teenager who often read science fiction. After spending his adolescence at a private boarding school in Arizona, Gibson evaded the draft during the Vietnam War by emigrating to Canada in 1968, where he became immersed in the counterculture.

The Fault in Our Stars: Amazon.co.uk: John Green. The Crying Of Lot 49: Amazon.co.uk: Thomas Pynchon. The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence In History And Its Causes: Amazon.co.uk: Steven Pinker. Good news, folks.

The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence In History And Its Causes: Amazon.co.uk: Steven Pinker

Violence has been declining. We are getting kinder and gentler as a species. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature Penguin Press Science: Amazon.co.uk: Steven Pinker. Brud - Woźniak Olga za 27,49 zł. LOOKING FOR ALASKA: Amazon.co.uk: John Green. Zygmunt zagórski Nazewnictwo geograficzne POzNANIA - opis, informacje, dane techniczne produktu. Bad Science: Amazon.co.uk: Ben Goldacre. Psychiatric Tales: Amazon.co.uk: Darryl Cunningham. The Giver (21st Century Reference): Amazon.co.uk: Lois Lowry. Anarchy, State and Utopia: Amazon.co.uk: Robert Nozick. This is NOT light reading.

Anarchy, State and Utopia: Amazon.co.uk: Robert Nozick

Then again, it's a philosophy book, and nobody obliged me to read it. I kept reminding myself of this every time I had to re-read a paragraph for the third time before giving up on understanding it. So there you have it, I fully admit that whole sections of this book went over my head. But I'm glad I read it. The Long Walk: Amazon.co.uk: Stephen King.

Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics): Amazon.co.uk: Ray Bradbury. Tysiąc szklanek herbaty. Spotkania na Jedwabnym Szlaku - Maciąg Robb za 35. The Art of Watching Films with Tutorial CD-ROM (9780073310282): Joe Boggs, Dennis Petrie. World War Z: Amazon.co.uk: Max Brooks. The Pre-Raphaelites: Their Lives and Works in 500 Images: An Illustrated Exploration of the Artists, Their Lives and Contexts, with a Gallery of 290 of Their Greatest Paintings: Amazon.co.uk: Michael Robinson. Book Description Publication Date: 31 July 2012 This is an illustrated exploration of the artists, their lives and contexts, with a gallery of 290 of their greatest paintings.

The Pre-Raphaelites: Their Lives and Works in 500 Images: An Illustrated Exploration of the Artists, Their Lives and Contexts, with a Gallery of 290 of Their Greatest Paintings: Amazon.co.uk: Michael Robinson

It offers a vivid account of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who sought to defy the modern aesthetic and to return to classical artistic ideals. Wonderful Future That Never Was, The Popular Mechanics Magazine: Amazon.co.uk: Gregory Benford and the Editors of Popular Mechanics. Book Description Publication Date: 1 Sep 2010 | Series: Popular Mechanics Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics magazine about what the future would hold.

Wonderful Future That Never Was, The Popular Mechanics Magazine: Amazon.co.uk: Gregory Benford and the Editors of Popular Mechanics

Their forecasts ranged from ruefully funny to eerily prescient and optimistically utopian. Here, the very best snippets culled from hundreds of articles, complete with the original, visually stunning retro art, will capture the imagination of futurists in the same way Jules Vernes writing did a century earlier. Atlas Shrugged: Amazon.co.uk: Ayn Rand. Atlas Shrugged may be the most demanding work of literature I have read since university.

Atlas Shrugged: Amazon.co.uk: Ayn Rand

It is certainly the only novel since then for which I have also bought a reader, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companionfiftieth anniversary collection of essays, and it is only now, having finished that, that I am turning to writing a review. At about 1,200 pages (always a bit hard to tell from a Kindle edition) it is also, give or take the occasional "space opera", the longest work I've read for a long time. So: was it worth it? The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs: Amazon.co.uk: Karen Page, Andrew Dornenburg.

The Interpretation of Dreams Wordsworth Classics of World Literature: Amazon.co.uk: Sigmund Freud. Guns, Germs and Steel: Amazon.co.uk: J Diamond. Gnomes Deluxe Collector's Edition (9780810998469): Wil Huygen, Rien Poortvliet, Brian Froud. Dr. Spock's Baby and Childcare: Amazon.co.uk: Benjamin Spock. It is a brilliant book.

Dr. Spock's Baby and Childcare: Amazon.co.uk: Benjamin Spock

I bought it when I was pregnant and read it all. I had so many questions regarding pregnancy, delivery and baby care and this book was of an incredible help and use for me. Stumbling on Happiness: Amazon.co.uk: Daniel Gilbert. ‘“Stumbling on Happiness” is an absolutely fantastic book that will shatter your most deeply held convictions about how your own mind works.

Stumbling on Happiness: Amazon.co.uk: Daniel Gilbert

Ceaselessly entertaining, Gilbert is the perfect guide to some of the most interesting psychological research ever performed. Think you know what makes you happy? The Male Brain: Amazon.co.uk: Louann Brizendine MD. The Female Brain: Amazon.co.uk: Louann Brizendine MD. The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures: Amazon.co.uk: Louis Theroux. The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession: Amazon.co.uk: Susan Orlean.

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Awaken the Giant within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Life: Amazon.co.uk: Anthony Robbins.