William Gibson


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William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre. Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" in his short story "Burning Chrome" (1982) and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, Neuromancer (1984). In envisaging cyberspace, Gibson created an iconography for the information age before... more »

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  • A pragmatic race, the Japanese appear to have decided long ago that the only reason for drinking alcohol is to become intoxicated and therefore drink only when they wish to be drunk.
    So I went ...
    William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. repr. Virago (1992) repr. Burning Chrome, Ace Books (1987). "Burning Chrome," "Toky...
  • ''Bobby read his future in women; his girls were omens, changes in the weather, and he'd sit all night in the Gentleman Loser waiting for the season to lay a new face down in front of him like a card.''
    William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. repr. Burning Chrome, Ace Books (1987). "Burning Chrome," Omni (July, 1982).
  • ''"You know," said the Finn, "I got a pair of shoes older than you are."''
    William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. repr. Burning Chrome, Ace Books (1987). "Burning Chrome," Omni (July 1982).
  • Chrome: her pretty childface smooth as steel, with eyes that would have been at home at the bottom of some deep Atlantic trench, cold gray eyes that lived under terrible pressure. They say she cooked ...
    William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. repr. Burning Chrome, Ace Books (1987). "Burning Chrome," Omni (July 1982).
  • ''You could see his sunglasses scanning those faces as they passed, and he must have decided that Rikki's was the one he was waiting for, the wild card and the luck changer. The new one.''
    William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. repr. Burning Chrome, Ace Books (1987). "Burning Chrome," Omni (July 1982).
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