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William Gibson

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The future is there... looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.

— William Gibson


The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed. The Economist, December 4, 2003

— William Gibson

#planning #future

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.

— William Gibson


When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart.

— William Gibson

#engineering #psychoanalysis #psychology #design

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.

— William Gibson

#about #exactly #net #right #time

And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.

— William Gibson

#blue eyes #certainty #directly #even #exceedingly

We have no future because our present is too volatile. We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment's scenarios. Pattern recognition.

— William Gibson

#inspirational #life-lessons #inspirational

All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and the corners he'd cut in Night City, and still he'd see the matrix in his sleep, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that colorless void...

— William Gibson


His eyes were eggs of unstable crystal, vibrating with a frequency whose name was rain and the sound of trains, suddenly sprouting a humming forest of hair-fine glass spines.

— William Gibson


She walked on, comforted by the surf, by the one perpetual moment of beach-time, the now-and-always of it.

— William Gibson


About William Gibson

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His thought has been cited as an influence on science fiction authors design academia cyberculture and technology. During this period he worked at various jobs including a three-year stint as teaching assistant on a film history course at his alma mater. " Literary critic Larry McCaffery described the concept of the matrix in Neuromancer as a place where "data dance with human consciousness.

After expanding on Neuromancer with two more novels to complete the dystopic Sprawl trilogy Gibson became an important author of another science fiction sub-genre—steampunk—with the 1990 alternate history novel The Difference Engine written with Bruce Sterling. His most recent novels—Pattern Recognition (2003) Spook Country (2007) and Zero History (2010)—are set in a contemporary world and have put his work onto mainstream bestseller lists for the first time. After spending his adolescence at a private boarding school in Arizona Gibson evaded the draft during the Vietnam War by emigrating to Canada in 1968 where he became immersed in the counterculture.

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