By Tom Henthorne
William Gibson, writer of the cyberpunk vintage, Neuromancer (1984), is one trendy most generally learn technological know-how fiction writers. This spouse is intended either for normal readers and for students attracted to Gibson's oeuvre. as well as supplying a literary and cultural context for works starting from Gibson's first brief tale, "Fragments of a Hologram Rose" (1977), to his contemporary, bestselling novel, 0 historical past (2010), the better half deals remark on Gibson's matters, topics, and methods. It additionally surveys latest scholarship on Gibson's paintings in an obtainable manner and gives an in depth bibliography to facilitate extra learn of William Gibson's writing, impact, and position within the heritage of technological know-how fiction and in literature as a complete.
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All Tomorrow’s Parties. New York: Berkley, 2003. Print. _____. Idoru. New York: Berkley, 1997. Print. _____. Virtual Light. New York: Bantam Spectra, 1994. Print. Murphy, Graham. ” Science Fiction Studies 30 (2003): 72–90. Print. “Burning Chrome” (Story) The title story of a collection of Gibson’s earliest short works, “Burning Chrome” was originally published in Omni in 1982 and nominated for a Nebula award for best novelette. Although today it is remembered primarily as the ﬁrst published text to employ the world “cyberspace,” the story is frequently taught in colleges and universities, not only as a dry run for Neuromancer, Gibson’s much acclaimed ﬁrst novel, but as a seminal text in its own right.
Print. Warren, Fred. d. Web. Art Although generally regarded as a writer primarily concerned with the impact new technologies have on the individual and society, Gibson frequently addresses the effects technology has on art, considering not only existing media but imagining new forms such as simstim and locative art. Indeed, art emerges as an important subject in much of his work as Gibson explores its social and ideological functions, suggesting that it does not simply convey meanings but rather affords us opportunities to make meanings for ourselves.
_____. Zero History. New York: Putnam, 2010. Print. Youngquist, Paul. Cyberﬁction: After the Future. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Print. The Bigend Trilogy The Bigend Trilogy, which is sometimes referred to as “The Blue Ant Trilogy,” is named for Hubertus Bigend, the owner and chief executive ofﬁcer of the Blue Ant agency, a media corporation that works in advertising, trend forecasting, and brand transmission. The Trilogy marks a departure from Gibson’s earlier work in that Gibson represents the world as it is now rather than refracting it through an imaginary future.