Posts Tagged ‘William Gibson’

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Distrust That Particular Flavor, by William Gibson.
I'm not sure who William Gibson is, but he seems to write syfy-ish novels that appeal to the Philip K. Dick, Boing Boing set. He's written this book of essays—his first, I think—that imagine a cyber-friendly future, [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Hipster-Consumer Esoterica

William Gibson is known for his science fiction novels: Pattern Recognition, Neuromancer, Spook Country. One of his short stories, written in 1981, is the origin of the term “cyberspace.” His work largely deals with the fantastical application of technology in the future. But in the 30 years that Gibson has written about hipster-consumer esoterica, high-tech underworlds, and military [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Freedom: A Novel, by Jonathan Franzen.
A heretofore unknown, unhyped author who has no history with Oprah Winfrey, no coverage in the New York Times Book Review or Time, and who never has written throwaway book of essays to tide readers over for the [...]

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