William Gibson

1948 (Conway, S.C.) –

Gibson is known for novels and short stories that presciently explored the worlds of cyberspace and virtual reality, and coined some of their now-familiar terminology. He and his friend Coupland (adoptive Canadian and native-born) have appeared on discussion platforms together, and in a short film. Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ appeared while he was still working on ‘Neuromancer’, causing him to fear Scott had beaten him to it, and that he wouldn’t be able to do justice to his intentions; meeting and chatting years later, they discovered a shared set of influences. Gibson’s characteristic stance may be anti-utopian, but never dystopian.

William Gibson knew…