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William Gibson - Author

About the Author

William Gibson was born in the United States in 1948. In 1972 he moved to Vancouver, Canada, after four years spent in Toronto. He is married with two children.

 

William Gibson's first novel Neuromancer sold more than six million copies worldwide. Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive completed his first trilogy. He has since written six further novels, moving gradually away from science fiction and futuristic work, instead writing about the strange contemporary world we inhabit. His most recent novels include Pattern Recognition, Spook Country and Zero History,  his non-fiction collection, Distrust That Particular Flavor, compiles assorted writings and journalism from across his career.

 

Author photo © Michael O'Shea

 

Maxim Jakubowski's view on NEUROMANCER...
Nearly a quarter of a century after its initial appearance, Gibson’s groundbreaking cyberpunk debut has lost none of its modernity and fascination. Extrapolating the world of the internet and video games culture, an unforgettable vision of a future where data, sprawling cities, artificial intelligences and multi corporations fight an invisible war, as seen through the buccaneering computer jockeys who surf its interfaces.

Featured books by William Gibson

Zero History

Zero History

Author: William Gibson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2011

Former hit singer Hollis is down on her luck after the Crash and can't turn down the offer of a job again from mysterious global ad agency, Blue Ant. Stanley Milgrim, ex-addict freshly out of an expensive rehab paid for by Blue Ant-founder Hubertus Bigend, is also on the payroll. Bigend wants them to do some discreet research on an a secret, obscurely fashionable denim. It may not matter that they know nothing about fashion - but it does matter, at least to them, when bullets start to fly and they realize that Bigend's business obsession is leading them down a dangerous path.

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Other books by William Gibson

Teleology and Modernity

Teleology and Modernity

Author: William Gibson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2019

The main and original contribution of this volume is to offer a discussion of teleology through the prism of religion, philosophy and history. The goal is to incorporate teleology within discussions across these three disciplines rather than restrict it to one as is customarily the case. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, from individual teleologies to collective ones; ideas put forward by the French aristocrat Arthur de Gobineau and the Scottish philosopher David Hume, by the Anglican theologian and founder of Methodism, John Wesley, and the English naturalist Charles Darwin.

William Gibson's Alien 3

William Gibson's Alien 3

Author: William Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century Religion, Enlightenment and the Sexual Revolution

Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century Religion, Enlightenment and the Sexual Revolution

Author: William Gibson, Joanne Begiato Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

The long 18th century was the age of revolutions, including the first sexual revolution. In this era, sexual toleration began and there was a marked increase in the discussion of morality, extra-marital sex, pornography and same-sex relationships in both print and visual culture media. William Gibson and Joanne Begiato here consider the ways in which the Church of England dealt with sex and sexuality in this period. Despite the backdrop of an increasingly secularising society, religion continued to play a key role in politics, family life and wider society and the eighteenth-century Church was still therefore a considerable force, especially in questions of morality. This book integrates themes of gender and sexuality into a broader understanding of the Church of England in the 18th century. It shows that, rather than distancing itself from sex through diminishing teaching, regulation and punishment, the Church not only paid attention to it, but its attitudes to sex and sexuality were at the core of society's reactions to the first sexual revolution.

The History of Lambeth Degrees Sources and Studies

The History of Lambeth Degrees Sources and Studies

Author: William Gibson Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2018

Tips and Tricks of Trapping A Classic Guide for the Modern Trapper

Tips and Tricks of Trapping A Classic Guide for the Modern Trapper

Author: William Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2018

Paris During the Commune

Paris During the Commune

Author: William Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2018

Early Modern Prayer

Early Modern Prayer

Author: William Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2017

The essays in this book aim to answer the following questions: What was the place of prayer in the early modern world? What did it look and sound like? Of what aesthetic and political structures did it partake, and how did prayer affect art, literature and politics? How did the activities, expressions and texts we might group under the term prayer serve to bind disparate peoples together, or, in turn, to create friction and fissures within communities? What roles did prayer play in intercultural contact, including violence, conquest and resistance? How can we use the prayers of those centuries (roughly 1500-1800) imprecisely termed the `early modern' era to understand the peoples, polities and cultures of that time?

William Gibson's Archangel

William Gibson's Archangel

Author: William Gibson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2017

Science Fiction Superstar William Gibson's first graphic novel! The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they've destroyed and harness the power of humanity's last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt.

Archangel

Archangel

Author: William Gibson, Michael St. John Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 18/08/2017

Im Jahr 2016 verfugen die politischen Fuhrer der U.S.A. uber den sogenannten Splitter. Diese Maschine erschafft Kopien unserer Realitat, in denen der Lauf der Geschichte geandert werden kann, ohne jedoch das Original zu beeinflussen. Mit Hilfe dieses Splitters wird ein Team aus Spezialisten auf eine geheime Mission ins kriegsgebeutelte Jahr 1945 geschickt. Mit dabei: Henderson Junior, Vizeprasidentder USA, der seinen Grovater Major Henderson umbringen und dessen Platz einnehmen soll, um somit die erste Phase des Projekts Archangeleinzuleiten. Mhelos vermischen Gibson und MichaelSt. John Smith Zeitreise-Thriller mit Film Noir und erlauben einen dystopischen Blick auf eine aussichtslose Zukunft.

Neuromancer

Neuromancer

Author: William Gibson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2017

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. William Gibson revolutionised science fiction in his 1984 debut Neuromancer. The writer who gave us the matrix and coined the term 'cyberspace' produced a first novel that won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards, and lit the fuse on the Cyberpunk movement. More than three decades later, Gibson's text is as stylish as ever, his noir narrative still glitters like chrome in the shadows and his depictions of the rise and abuse of corporate power look more prescient every day. Part thriller, part warning, Neuromancer is a timeless classic of modern SF and one of the 20th century's most potent and compelling visions of the future.

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