William Gibson: Interviews, Short Stories, Documentaries, and More
William Gibson is an author best known for Neuromancer. He coined the term “cyberspace” and is credited along with authors like John Shirley and Bruce Sterling for kicking off the cyberpunk movement. Gibson is most famous for his science fiction, but his most recent novels have been contemporary fiction.
- Gibson’s new novel The Peripheral is now available. The first four (very short) chapters can be read here. You can also hear him read from the new book here.
- GQ did a feature on Gibson for the release of the new book, and this Vice Motherboard interview was cited by Gibson himself as being one of his favorites.
- Lorem Gibson Autogenerates William Gibson-style Prose
- William Gibson Stories in OMNI Available For Download
No Maps for These Territories “Mark Neale directs this prolonged conversation with William Gibson (famed science-fiction novelist and creator of the term “cyberspace”) from the back of Gibson’s limousine as they take a cross-country odyssey over nameless highways going no place in particular.”
Fiction by Gibson
Articles and essays by Gibson
Seeing the Future in Science Fiction by Gibson for The New Yorker.
Blog entry on “future fatigue” May 2010.
Gibson on Japan, London and Vancouver, from the Guardian in 2001.
God’s Little Toys Gibson on cut-up culture. July 2005.
Essay by Gibson about his obsession with eBay. January 1999.
Disneyland with the death penalty Gibson on Singapore. 1993.
Salon Interview with Gibson on Distrust That Particular Flavor January 2012. Says his next novel will probably be set in the future.
Gibson interview on Zero History from September 2011. Discusses his current interests, including “the ‘gray man’ concept in personal security” and what he carries with him every day.
The Paris Review interview with Gibson on Zero History June 2011. Discusses how he came up with the idea of cyberspace.
Video interview with Gibson with Richard Metzger on Zero History September, 2010.
Interview in Vice on Zero History September 2010.
Above: Gibson on being a hippie, from Yorkville: Hippie Haven. Full documentary here.
Kathy Acker on William Gibson from 21C