William Gibson

One of the most creative and consistently acclaimed writers of modern speculative and science fiction and a pioneering proponent of cyberpunk, American-Canadian author William Gibson is credited with having predicted the rise of technical and scientific developments from the Internet to Virtual Reality and coining the term ‘cyberspace’. The Guardian called him ‘probably the most important novelist of the past two decades.’

His earliest short stories and essays in the 1970’s explored burgeoning cybernetics and interconnected communication technology, well before widespread awareness of the Internet. These ideas coalesced in his debut novel Neuromancer, now widely regarded as a classic work of modern science fiction. He followed Neuromancer with two more works in a loosely connected Sprawl trilogy, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive. Gibson later collaborated with Bruce Sterling on The Difference Engine, an alternative history credited with spearheading the Steampunk movement.

In recent years his work has become increasingly political, with novels including Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, Zero History and The Peripheral commenting obliquely on events from 9/11 to the rise of social media. His latest novel is 2020’s Agency.
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Another spectacular broadside from the cult science fiction scribe, Agency skips between a post-apocalyptic London and an alternate San Francisco where Hillary Clinton was crowned President.

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The Sprawl Trilogy in Order

Neuromancer
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Count Zero
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Mona Lisa Overdrive
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The Bridge Trilogy in Order

Virtual Light
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Idoru
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All Tomorrow's Parties
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The Blue Ant Trilogy in Order

Pattern Recognition
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Spook Country
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Zero History
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Books by William Gibson

The Difference Engine
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Agency
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Non-Fiction Books by William Gibson

Distrust that Particular Flavor
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