william gibson

  1. Vertigo

    Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson

    For me one of the problems with cyberpunk is that it is easy, and not uncommon, for cyberpunk books to become very formulaic; just fill the book with loads of techno-babble and street jargon, keep the pace so fast the reader gets no chance to draw breath, add cool shades and various cranial...
  2. PizzaCaviar

    Difficulties with Neuromancer by Gibson

    Hi everybody, I started reading Neuromancer recently and I'm having a hard time figuring out what the hell is going on sometime. English is not my native language and I have not read a lot of English lately, especially sci-fi. So I was wondering if some of you who have read Neuromancer already...
  3. hitmouse

    Wm. Gibson interview in The Guardian

    William Gibson interviewed about his new novel and other stuff, at home in Vancouver, which is a very Gibsonian sort of place. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/16/william-gibson-interview-the-peripheral
  4. Michael Colton

    Neuromancer 30 Years Old This Month

    The Guardian has done a little piece about William Gibson and Neuromancer for the thirtieth anniversary: link. Shame I did not realize it was the thirtieth anniversary until Gibson himself Tweeted about it. This is the book that made me interested in science fiction in the written format and...
  5. Toby Frost

    The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

    The Difference Engine - A Review There is a lot of argument about what was the first steampunk novel, but it is pretty much unanimously agreed that The Difference Engine, by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling (1990) is one of the classics of the genre. The underlying premise is that, around...
  6. Toby Frost

    Going Back to Gibson - the Sprawl trilogy

    Ah, cyberpunk. A sub-genre so cool that the characters don’t just wear sunglasses at night – they have them surgically implanted. I first read William Gibson's Neuromancer when I was about 12, back in the days when science fiction characters didn’t swear or have workable genitals, and remembered...
  7. Gramm838

    Is William Gibson still SF?

    His more recent books have been set in the present but due to his take on technology and our relationship with it seems to me that he's still an SF writer. I've just re-read Neuromancer and started Count Zero again and am remembering just how good, and how advanced, they were for the time they...
  8. Anthony G Williams

    Neuromancer by William Gibson

    Now a quarter of a century old, Neuromancer is widely regarded as a classic of modern SF (if that isn't a tautology). It won just about every award going for its portrayal of a future in which skilled people could be "jacked in" to the information technology network, able to experience it as a...
  9. AE35Unit

    Neuromancer (2011)

    I was looking round on Library Thing earlier and saw an entry for the iconic book by Gibson (which I've yet to find to read), and further down the page was an entry like Neuromancer (2011) IMdB,so it seems there's a movie in the works. Unfortunately the link to IMdB (the Internet Movie Database)...
  10. clovis-man


    Twenty-five years late, I finally read this book. Without referring to the likely voluminous critiques that have inevitably accumulated over the years, my first impressions are that it is a lot like Delaney's Dhalgren in many respects and that the Matrix series of movies owe pretty much...
  11. Aniri

    Yay! William Gibson book reading/signing!

    Next week, Mr. Gibson will be reading/signing here in NYC and I will be in attendance:) This is excellent because, well, for starters, his work is awesome, but also because he happens to be my big brother's favourite author. I went ahead and bought a hardcover copy of the 20th anniversary...
  12. Brian G Turner

    Willam Gibson - Pattern Recognition

    Original review by Elaine Frei: I spent a good portion of the time I was reading Pattern Recognition wondering when it was going to turn into a science fiction novel, since that is what it is supposed to be. It’s author is William Gibson, the father of “cyberpunk”, after all. And I found the...
  13. B

    New William Gibson

    "Spook Country". Just saw it at the university bookstore. Supposedly set in the same timeline as Pattern Recognition. The cover synopsis sounds interesting, at any rate. I confess I would have liked Pattern Recognition more if I hadn't have read Gibson's previous stuff; seemed to me he...
  14. lin robinson

    William Gibson, greatest of the sci fi writers?

    I have a hard time understanding why Gibson is not more discussed here. I am not even concerned with the whole "cyberpunk" tag that got penned on him: this is one of the really fine North American writers in any genre. The Neuromancer Trilogy and Virtual Light are certainly not short on Big...
  15. stencyl

    All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson

    I posted this over at Litspot, too. I hope to post others on both boards. Feel free to comment. :) All Tomorrow’s Parties By William Gibson 277 pp. Putnam. 1999. [hr] All Tomorrow’s Parties, the final novel in Gibson’s Bridge Trilogy, has met with mixed reviews from both Gibson fans...
  16. Brian G Turner

    William Gibson: Neuromancer

    Got to read this over the weekend - seemed to be an iconic book that may cover areas I'd need to research treatment of for my own writing... It was interesting - the style, Bladerunner landscape, and the techno-future vision was generally engaging, but after racing through scenes for the first...
  17. greyhorse

    Gibson, William. "Neuromancer"

    Not that I'm trying to start a crusade for award winning books here, but the next book I'd like to introduce is William Gibson's Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick award winning novel 'Neuromancer'. This book is widely known for starting the Cyberpunk genre, and for better or worse a slew of...
  18. E

    A question about Neuromancer

    I am trying to answer a trivia question and thought you guys may be able to help out. "What brand of cigars does the Finnn favour in William Gibson's novel Neuromance?" Is it Could Dancers??? Any help would be appreciated, I kinda need an answer within 1.5 hours.
  19. greyhorse

    There needs to be a thread about William Gibson

    People have differing opinions about William Gibson. Some people think he's a visionary, some people didn't see the point of his books, some people say he's sold out. Whatever people's opinions may be, a SF forum needs a dedicated thread about William Gibson. That's basically why I started...