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William Gibson

Author: Gary Westfahl
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Modern masters of science fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer technology and cybernetics. This volume is the first comprehensive examination of the award-winning author of the seminal novel Neuromancer (and the other books in the Sprawl trilogy, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive), as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Gibson; William Gibson; William Gibson; William Gibson; William / 1948- Gibson
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Westfahl
ISBN: 9780252037801 0252037804 9780252079375 025207937X
OCLC Number: 842209311
Description: 210 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Journey to the future: a biographical sketch --
2. A dangerous amateur: contributions --
3. Finding his own uses for things: the short fiction --
4. Legends of the sprawl: neuromancer, count zero, and Mona Lisa overdrive --
5. Different engines: the difference engine, screenplays, poetry, song lyrics, and nonfiction --
6. A bridge to the present: virtual light, idoru, and all tomorrow's parties --
7. All today's parties: pattern recognition, spook country, and zero history --
Conclusion --
Interview with William Gibson.
Series Title: Modern masters of science fiction.
Responsibility: Gary Westfahl.
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Describes for the first time more than eighty virtually unknown Gibson publications from his early years, including articles, reviews, poems, cartoons, letters, and a collaborative story.  Read more...

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