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 the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s. He is also credited with predicting the rise of reality television and with establishing the conceptual foundations for the rapid growth of virtual environments such as video games and the World Wide Web.
Read more about William Gibson.
Some articles on william gibson:
... ISSN 1078-9901 OCLC 173437996 "William Gibson's fiction of cyber-eternity may become a reality." (1999) HQ issue 63 122, March 1, 1999 ... ISSN 1321-9820 OCLC 173343432 "My Obsession" (1999), Wired, 7.01 "William Gibson's Filmless Festival" (1999), Wired, 7.10 "Steely Dan's Return" (2000) Addicted To Noise Issue 6.03 ... Lights" (2005), Wired, 13.8 "Sci-fi special William Gibson" (2008), New Scientist, issue 2682, November 12, 2008 ...
... National Portrait Gallery Portrait of William Gibson, 2nd Baron Ashbourne. ...
... William Gibson (August 7, 1849 – May 4, 1914) was a Canadian politician ... Born in Peterhead, Scotland,the son of William Gibson and Lucretia Gilzean, he was educated in Scotland and came to Canada in 1870 ... Gibson was a contractor and engineer involved in the construction of the St ...
... Alexander Gibson (botanist) (1800–1867), Scottish surgeon and botanist who worked in India Alexander Gibson (conductor) (1926–1995), Scottish ... Gibson (1863–1927), first President of the Rochester Institute of Technology Charles Gibson (born 1943), an American television journalist Charles Dana ... Gibson (1842–1900), United States Senator from Maryland Clifford Gibson (1901–1963), American blues singer and guitarist Colin Gibson (footballer) (born 1961), English ...
Famous quotes containing the words gibson and/or william:
“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”
—William Gibson (b. 1948)
“Spig Wead: Ive been thinking what a heel Ive been about you and about my own kids. I dont know, when I do something, I go all the way. Living. Gambling. Flying. I tap myself out. I guess thats the way I want it to be. Maybe even the way I am.
Minne Wead: Star-spangled Spig. Damn the martinis, full speed ahead and dont give up the ship.”
—Frank Fenton, William Wister Haines, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Spig Wead (John Wayne)