United Kingdom and British Commonwealth only: All queries regarding this author should be directed to Nell Pierce at Sterling Lord Literistic.
William Gibson is an American-Canadian writer, and the father of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction. After coined the term ‘cyberspace’ in 1982, and popularized it in his first novel, NEUROMANCER (1984), which has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide. While his early writing took the form of short stories, Gibson has since written nine critically acclaimed novels (one in collaboration), contributed articles to several major publications, and has collaborated extensively with performance artists, filmmakers and musicians. His writing has been cited as an influence on science fiction authors, academia, cyberculture, and technology.
The first novel in a new series, THE PERIPHERAL, was published in 2014 by Viking (UK) and Putnam (US). The novel has been adapted for television by Amazon, and started airing in late-2022. The second novel in the series, AGENCY, was published in the UK by Viking, in 2020.
Gibson describes his childhood self as ‘exactly the sort of introverted, hyper-bookish boy you’ll find in the biographies of most American science fiction writers, obsessively filling shelves with paperbacks and digest-sized magazines, dreaming of one day becoming a writer myself.’ Gibson’s upbringing was peripatetic – born in South Carolina, he moved to Virginia, was sent to boarding school in Arizona, and before graduating from high school ‘joined up with rest of the Children’s Crusade of the day’ – moving to Canada to avoid the Vietnam draft. He has lived in Canada ever since. He started writing in 1977.
Since then, alongside his non-fiction articles, his critically-acclaimed novels include PATTERN RECOGNITION (2003), THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE (with Bruce Sterling, 1990), and SPOOK COUNTRY (2007) and ZERO HISTORY (2010), and more.
You can find William Gibson’s website, here: http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/
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