William Gibson

Born in Conway, South Carolina in 1948, William Gibson is a novelist and screenwriter who’s lived in Vancouver since 1972. His first novel, Neuromancer (1984), considers the evolution of artificial intelligence and the term “cyberspace.” His most recent novel, The Peripheral (2014), is set in two imagined futures: one an economically depressed near-future rural America, the other an affluent, radically depopulated mid-twenty-first-century London. His work often deals with emergent technologies, the role of subcultures in industrial and post-industrial societies and the cultural impact of marketing and advertising. He has also written for film and television. His non-fiction is collected as Distrust That Particular Flavor (2012).

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