William Gibson's first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Count Zero, Burning Chrome, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Virtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow's Parties, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, Zero History, Distrust That Particular Flavor, and The Peripheral. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.
Sf/cyberpunk trailblazer Gibson, whose Neuromancer gave us the term cyberspace, gathers more than 20 nonfiction essays, speeches, and other works together in this collection. Published between 1989 and 2008, these works offer insight into a writer whose dark humor and speculative style provides a glimpse into his thoughts and perspectives as he reflects on the past and projects into the future. VERDICT Actor and award-nominated narrator Roberston Dean brings a clear, well-paced reading to this compilation, which will catch the ears of Gibson fans. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 8/1/11.-Ed.]-Denise A. Garofalo, Mount Saint Mary Coll. Lib., Newburgh, NY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"One of the most astute and entertaining commentators on our astonishing, chaotic present."--The Washington Post Book World
"I forget that in addition to being a major novelist (Zero History, Neuromancer, etc.), he's one of the best essayists and critical observers currently operating within our sociocultural sphere. This is his first essay collection, and it's messed up how good it is: raw, weird, honest, smart."--Lev Grossman, Time Entertainment "Exquisitely written, done to a turn with both insight and that unmistakable prose that is just shy of spectacular....This is a fine and even essential complement to the Gibson canon, and a delight to read."--BoingBoing.net "Though he's often lauded as a big-picture man, these pieces make one thing clear: He's even better with the little details."--A.V. Club "[Gibson's] new collection of nonfiction shows that his secret strong suit is with the here and the now."--Los Angeles Times "The most startling pieces here crackle with his excitement at discovering some unexpected aspect of the new."--The Globe and Mail (Canada) "A breezy, engaging read."--The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Potent...elegant prose."--The Seattle Times