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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
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 / 1948- Gibson; William Gibson; William Gibson; William 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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"Without writing a biography, Westfahl establishes enough of the crucial facts about Gibson's life and career to be able to press home the argument that it is the sense of estrangement which is Read more...

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