Distrust That Particular Flavor
Though best known for his fiction, William Gibson is as much in demand for his cutting-edge observations on the world we live in now. Originally printed in publications as varied as Wired, the New York Times, and the Observer, these articles and essays cover thirty years of thoughtful, observant... show more
Though best known for his fiction, William Gibson is as much in demand for his cutting-edge observations on the world we live in now. Originally printed in publications as varied as Wired, the New York Times, and the Observer, these articles and essays cover thirty years of thoughtful, observant life, and are reported in the wry, humane voice that lovers of Gibson have come to crave.
Publish date: September 4th 2012
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
A collection of articles spanning several decades and a wide range of subject matter, Gibson's book doesn't scintillate on its own, but it's an interesting window into the thinking of an SF writer whose work has had an affect on both the SF industry and society in general.Gibson's a fine writer but ...
Excellent collection of articles by Gibson
I picked this book up on a whim. I had read Gibson's Neuromancer and enjoyed it, but wasn't obsessed. But this book! It left me inspired, full of ideas, raging to write. Though he occasionally seems to be uncomfortable with the essay format, he has many insightful, weird, interesting things to s...
Essays, with afterwords, on a pretty good range of topics. There are some fun ideas, but the best reason to read this collection is Gibson’s quirky and pleasing language. After reading this I’m more likely to re-read some of his post-Sprawl novels, many of which have struck me as similar to leafing ...
With this book, Gibson reminds me, yet again, how much, and why, I love him.So many times, in this book, I found myself saying, "Yes! Exactly! I've thought that before - but never quite so clearly; I never would have expressed it just like that..." His writing brings concepts into focus, vague idea ...