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William Gibson


Canada (1948 - )

As the author of Neuromancer, William Gibson is credited with having coined the term "cyberspace" and envisioned the Internet-and its effects on daily life-before any such things existed. Many of his descriptions and metaphors have entered the culture as images of human relationships in the "wired" age.
 
Series
NeuromancerCount ZeroMona Lisa Overdrive
 
Virtual LightIdoruAll Tomorrow's Parties
 
Pattern RecognitionSpook CountryZero History
 
Non fiction
Distrust That Particular Flavor
 
Anthologies containing stories by William Gibson
UniverseX 11Shadows 4Nebula Award Stories 17The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12
The Nebula Awards 18The First Omni Book of Science FictionThe Second Omni Book of Science FictionNebula Awards 20
The Year's Best Science Fiction Third Annual CollectionThe Oxford Book of Science Fiction StoriesSimulations: 15 Tales of Virtual RealityThe Norton Book of Science Fiction
The Ascent of WonderHackersVisions of WonderNew Worlds
The Science Fiction CenturyCyber-KillersYear's Best SF 3The Reel Stuff
 
Short stories
The Belonging Kind (1981) (with John Shirley)
The Gernsback Continuum (1981)
Johnny Mnemonic [short story] (1981)Nebula (nominee)
Burning Chrome [short story] (1982)Nebula (nominee)
Fragments of a Hologram Rose (1984)
New Rose Hotel (1984)
Dogfight (1985) (with Michael Swanwick)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
The Winter Market (1986)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Thirteen Views of a Cardboard City (1997)


Awards
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1982) : Johnny Mnemonic [short story]
Nebula nominee (1983) : Burning Chrome [short story]
Philip K Dick Award winner (1984) : Neuromancer
Hugo Best Novel winner (1985) : Neuromancer
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1985) : Neuromancer
Nebula Best Novel winner (1985) : Neuromancer
Hugo nominee (1986) : Dogfight
Nebula nominee (1986) : Dogfight
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1987) : Count Zero
Hugo nominee (1987) : The Winter Market
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1987) : Count Zero
Nebula nominee (1987) : The Winter Market
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1989) : Mona Lisa Overdrive
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1989) : Mona Lisa Overdrive
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1992) : The Difference Engine
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1992) : The Difference Engine
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1994) : Virtual Light
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel nominee (2003) : Pattern Recognition
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Novel nominee (2004) : Pattern Recognition


Books about William Gibson
William GibsonCyberpunk and Cyberculture: Science Fiction and the Work of William Gibson
 
William Gibson recommends
Little Heroes
Little Heroes (1987)
Norman Spinrad
"Ferocious and funny, street smart and heartfelt."
Force Majeure
Force Majeure (1988)
Bruce Wagner
"As knowing a novel of late-twentieth century Hollywood as one is likely to encounter, brilliantly detailed and remorselessly funny. Mr Wagner is a major talent."
The Last Coin
The Last Coin (1988)
(Elfin)
James P Blaylock
"Blaylock is a singular American fabulist."
Passion Play
Passion Play (1993)
Sean Stewart
"Dark and nastily believable...Sean Stewart is a talent to watch."
Clipjoint
Clipjoint (1994)
(Crashcourse, book 2)
Wilhelmina Baird
"A pungeant, gleamy-dark street-future."
Psykosis
Psykosis (1995)
(Crashcourse, book 3)
Wilhelmina Baird
"A pungent, gleamy dark street-future."
Chaos Come Again
Chaos Come Again (1996)
Wilhelmina Baird
"A killer eye for twisted technological detail."
Tea from an Empty Cup
Tea from an Empty Cup (1998)
(Artificial Reality Division, book 1)
Pat Cadigan
"Her fiction is ambitious and brilliantly executed. Cadigan is a major talent."
Mockingbird
Mockingbird (1998)
Sean Stewart
"Sean Stewart is a talent to watch."
The Twist
The Twist (1999)
Richard Calder
"Dark, edgy and inflicted with just the right degree of lyricism."
Impakto
Impakto (2001)
Richard Calder
"Dark, edgy and inflicted with just the right degree of lyricism."
Lord Soho: A Time Opera
Lord Soho: A Time Opera (2002)
Richard Calder
"Dark, edgy and inflicted with just the right degree of lyricism."
As Above, So Below: A Novel of Peter Bruegel
As Above, So Below: A Novel of Peter Bruegel (2002)
Rudy Rucker
"A delightful book, one that carries us through the sixteenth-century picture-plane at extraordinary angles, illuminating Bruegel, his art and his world, with warmth and candor."
Eastern Standard Tribe
Eastern Standard Tribe (2004)
Cory Doctorow
"Utterly contemporary and deeply peculiar - a hard combination to beat."
The Zenith Angle
The Zenith Angle (2004)
Bruce Sterling
"A darkly comic fable of info-war, the black budget, uber-geek idealism and the politics of Homeland Insecurity. Sterling's grasp of the surfaces of contemporary reality is deftly prehensile; his understanding of what underlies those surfaces is both compelling and important."
The John Varley Reader
The John Varley Reader (2004)
John Varley
"Quite literally unforgettable."
Anansi Boys
Anansi Boys (2005)
Neil Gaiman
"A writer of rare perception and endless imagination."
Strange Itineraries
Strange Itineraries (2005)
Tim Powers
"Tim Powers is a brilliant writer."
Butcher Bird: A Novel of the Dominion
Butcher Bird: A Novel of the Dominion (2007)
Richard Kadrey
"[Kadrey's] one of the hipper people in the field, that's for sure."
Halting State
Halting State (2007)
(Halting State, book 1)
Charles Stross
"As keenly observant of our emergent society as it is of our emergent technologies. Halting State is one extremely smart species of fun."
Sandman Slim
Sandman Slim (2009)
(Sandman Slim, book 1)
Richard Kadrey
"An addictively satisfying, deeply amusing, dirty-assed masterpiece... Sweet."
Zoo City
Zoo City (2010)
Lauren Beukes
"Lauren Beukes is very, *very* good... it feels effortless, utterly accomplished."
Everything is Broken
Everything is Broken (2011)
John Shirley
"One of our best and most singular writers. A powerhouse of ideas and imagery."



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