The Book Show
Tue January 17, 2012
The Book Show #1226 - William Gibson
By Joe Donahue
Albany, NY – William Gibson has long been recognized as a literary pioneer with an eye for technological movements and social change. His most recent New York Times-bestselling trilogy, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History, earned international acclaim as "the god of speculative fiction" (New York Magazine.)
Gibson has always had the keen ability to spot our technological and cultural trajectory in both his fiction and nonfiction and grants readers a privileged view into the mind of the writer whose thinking has shaped not only a generation of writers, but our entire culture. Gibson's first collection of nonfiction, Distrust that Particular Flavor, includes essays and articles published over the course 30 years in publications as varied as Wired, the New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Observer. Taken together, these pieces offer perspective into the very ideas that are part his novels: the future, technology, history & connectivity.