Cyber Prophet William Gibson

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  1. William Gibson on Neuromancer - books podcast | Books | The Guardian

    When William Gibson's Neuromancer was published in 1984 it not only signalled the arrival of a breathtaking new talent, but it introduced the concept of cyberspace to a world still trapped in the technological stone age. He talks to John Mullan about the eureka moment when, never having seen a computer in reality, he realised that these new machines offered a new arena for science fiction, capable of replacing astral travel in the literary imagination.

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2014/dec/19/william-gibson-book-club-books-podcast

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  2. BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs, William Gibson

    This week the castaway on Desert Island Discs is William Gibson. Long before the existence of the Internet, he wrote about 'cyberspace', a boundless world reached only through computers. External space travel, to the Moon and Mars, had become old hat. By creating internal space, he breathed new life into science fiction. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he talks about his life and work and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00941v7

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  3. William Gibson at The New York Public Library

    William Gibson is the author of ten books, including, most recently, the New York Times-bestselling trilogy Zero History, Spook Country and Pattern Recognition. Gibson’s 1984 debut novel, Neuromancer, was the first novel to win the three top science fiction prizes—the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. Gibson is credited with coining the term “cyberspace” in his short story “Burning Chrome,” and with popularizing the concept of the Internet while it was still largely unknown. He is also a co-author of the novel The Difference Engine, written with Bruce Sterling.

    http://www.nypl.org/audiovideo/william-gibson

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