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An Interview with William Gibson
When everyone is talking about the features of the latest Silicon Valley gadget, he might peer at the physical thing itself — from what materials is it constructed? How does it feel cupped in the palm of a hand? What do the awkward lines of its design call to mind? Who might have access to the data it collects? When Wired asked him to write an essay about Tokyo in 2001, he spent a sleepless night wandering the interzone of Roppongi, noting how a particular sex worker looked like she might have stepped straight out of a neon-saturated, hustler-filled, pre-Bubble version of the city. By exploring the ragged edges of things, Gibson consistently manages to shed new light on the strange world we inhabit, coining terms like “cyberspace” and making oft-repeated observations like, “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.”
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25 days ago by rpmuller
William Gibson: ‘I was losing a sense of how weird the real world was' | Books | The Guardian
The writer who invented ‘cyberspace’ – and possibly the most influential living sci-fi author – on the challenges of keeping up with a reality even stranger than fiction
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5 weeks ago by rpmuller
How William Gibson Keeps His Science Fiction Real | The New Yorker
New Yorker interview with Gibson prior to the release of Agency.
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7 weeks ago by rpmuller

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