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William Gibson

Gary Westfahl

Abstract

The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer technology and cybernetics. This volume is the first comprehensive examination of the award-winning author of the seminal novel Neuromancer (and the other books in the Sprawl trilogy, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive), as well as other acclaimed novels including recent bestsellers Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. This book draws upon extensive research to provide a compelling account of G ... More

Keywords: cyberpunk, William Gibson, computer technology, cybernetics, science fiction, Neuromancer, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, Zero History, fanzines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037801
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037801.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Westfahl, author
University of La Verne