William Gibson


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William Gibson

(person)
Author of cyberpunk novels such as Neuromancer (1984), Count Zero (1986), Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Virtual Light (1993).

Neuromancer, a novel about a computer hacker/criminal "cowboy" of the future helping to free an artificial intelligence from its programmed bounds, won the Hugo and Nebula science fiction awards and is credited as the seminal cyberpunk novel and the origin of the term "cyberspace".

Gibson does not have a technical background and supposedly purchased his first computer in 1992.
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Kudos to James William Gibson on a great story ("LA Underground," Spring 2015) about the "out of sight, out of mind" affair Angelenos have had with the oil industry for decades, and the important role that activism plays in prodding change, slow as it may be.
To cap this survey, we asked renowned novelist WILLIAM GIBSON and thinkers GREGOIRE CHAMAYOU and BEN VICKERS to reflect on the year in information: on how we search, map, picture, and track--and, in turn, are tracked--at a moment when the very act of communication is at once a submission to surveillance and a will to power.
Thirty years ago, William Gibson blew our minds with his prescient debut novel, Neuromancer, which imagined a technologically advanced world that now eerily resembles our own.
Such recognition of Gibson in this series not only makes sense, but is long overdue in that scores of articles have been published on his influential work, but to date only two book-length studies have been devoted to the entirety of Gibson's oeuvre: Lance Olsen's concise introduction, William Gibson (1992), and Tom Henthorne's recent William Gibson: A Literary Companion (2011).
No maps for these territories; cities, spaces, and archaeologies of the future in William Gibson.