The Works of William Gibson

Articles and Resources

William Gibson

 

 

ENCYCLOP├ćDIA BRITANNICA ENTRY

Gibson, William; March 17, 1948, Conway, S.C., U.S.; American writer of science fiction who was the leader of the genre's 'cyberpunk' movement.

Gibson grew up in southwestern Virginia. After dropping out of high school in 1967, he traveled to Canada and eventually settled there, earning a B.A. (1977) from the University of British Columbia. Many of Gibson's early stories, including 'Johnny Mnemonic' (1981; filmed 1995) and 'Burning Chrome' (1982), were published in Omni magazine. With the publication of his first novel, Neuromancer (1984), Gibson emerged as a leading exponent of cyberpunk, a new school of science-fiction writing. Cyberpunk combines a cynical, tough 'punk' sensibility with futuristic cybernetic (i.e., having to do with communication and control theory) technology. Gibson's creation of 'cyberspace,' a computer-simulated reality that shows the nature of information, foreshadowed virtual reality technology and is considered the author's major contribution to the genre.


For more information on the world, fiction and characters of William Gibson I recommend having a browse around the William Gibson Aleph.

To read some of his books, head out to the Cyberpunk Library.

If you want to search the web for Gibson related material, you need a search engine that only returns results relevant to Cyberpunk. This exists, in the form of Cyber Search.

His official website is - The William Gibson Website.

Resources On the Works of William Gibson

A set of commentaries and, hopefully useful, resources on the books of William Gibson.

Articles Written by William Gibson

A collection of articles, written over several years by William Gibson.

  • Disneyland With the Death Penalty

    An unusual article by William Gibson... on a visit to Singapore.

  • Filmless Festival

    About a festival celebrating digital film. From Wired magazine.

  • Why Japan

    Gibson explains why no other country comes closer to the future... or makes better toothpaste, and why Japan is the focus of much of his work.

  • My Obsession

    I thought I was immune to the Net. Then I got bitten by eBay. An article for Wired Magazine, about the internet.

  • My Own Private Tokyo

    Another look at Japanese culture - including 'post-bubble' Japan.

  • Rocket Radio

    Gibson on the inexorable changes of technology.

  • Steely Dan

    William Gibson enthuses about Steely Dan.

  • The Net is a Waste of Time

    The net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right with it ! A very good article on the net.

The Cyberspace Voyager

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