View Full Version : William Gibson

01-11-2012, 09:31 AM
Going to see him talk about his new book tonight! The new book, Distrust That Particular Flavor, is a collection of his nonfiction writings (articles, speeches, etc). I've really enjoyed it so far, as it provides both an insight into him as an author and his intriguing views as a futurist.

01-11-2012, 09:45 AM
I've tried, but I can't get into Gibson. I read Idoru, which I thought was pretty bad: I liked some of the descriptions, and the bits about computers, and cyberspace were interesting, but the plot was beyond terrible. I started Neuromancer, but the "noir" voice irritated me no end. Do you have a recommendation for his absolute best book? Cheers.

01-11-2012, 01:25 PM
Do you have a recommendation for his absolute best book? Cheers.

Hmm. Since you didn't like Neuromancer (normally my first recommendation), I'd suggest trying Spook Country or Zero History. That trilogy is in a contemporary setting, and has some interesting takes on augmented reality and clothing design, respectively.

05-19-2019, 10:12 PM

Don't suppose anyone has a copy of Count Zero in hard cover they'd like to sell....

11-12-2019, 12:37 AM

Why yes I am basically posting the same picture in anticipation of his new book coming out in January (and I've changed bookshelves).

04-14-2022, 01:35 PM

Finally was able to grab a first edition of Count Zero in hardcover... and until Burning Chrome gets a HC release, I think I have them all now. Maybe next year I re-read them...

04-14-2022, 03:24 PM
I just got this signed edition of Neuromancer. It's beautiful.

https://www.eastonpress.com/signed-editions/william-gibson-neuromancer-a-signed-edition-3120.html?source=W3000&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjN-SBhCkARIsACsrBz7AT6zhcDH-kkZxbTtBoZviLnVPmIhEucHVAsgcI_KgE1th7HzlEagaAkuAEA Lw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

07-06-2022, 04:43 PM
I know this was posted elsewhere a few years ago but I was reminded of it today...

"Toronto's Yorkville: hippie haven (https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1564883669)"