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"A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding." -- William Gibson
William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction. Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" in his short story "Burning Chrome" and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, Neuromancer (1984). In envisaging cyberspace, Gibson created an iconography for the information age before the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s. He is also credited with predicting the rise of reality television and with establishing the conceptual foundations for the rapid growth of virtual environments such as video games and the Web.

Having changed residence frequently with his family as a child, Gibson became a shy, ungainly teenager who often read science fiction. After spending his adolescence at a private boarding school in Arizona, Gibson dodged the draft during the Vietnam War by emigrating to Canada in 1968, where he became immersed in the counterculture and after settling in Vancouver eventually became a full-time writer. He retains dual citizenship. Gibson's early works are bleak, noir near-future stories about the effect of cybernetics and computer networks on humans — a "combination of lowlife and high tech". The short stories were published in popular science fiction magazines. The themes, settings and characters developed in these stories culminated in his first novel, Neuromancer, which garnered critical and commercial success, virtually initiating the cyberpunk literary genre.

Although much of Gibson's reputation has remained associated with Neuromancer, his work has continued to evolve. After expanding on Neuromancer with two more novels to complete the dystopic Sprawl trilogy, Gibson became an important author of another science fiction sub-genre...steampunk...with the 1990 alternate history novel The Difference Engine, written with Bruce Sterling. In the 1990s, he composed the Bridge trilogy of novels, which focused on sociological observations of near-future urban environments and late capitalism. His most recent novels... Pattern Recognition (2003), Spook Country (2007) and Zero History (2010) ...are set in a contemporary world and have put his work onto mainstream bestseller lists for the first time.

Gibson is one of the best-known North American science fiction writers, fted by The Guardian in 1999 as "probably the most important novelist of the past two decades". Gibson has written more than twenty short stories and nine critically acclaimed novels (one in collaboration), and has contributed articles to several major publications and collaborated extensively with performance artists, filmmakers and musicians. His thought has been cited as an influence on science fiction authors, design, academia, cyberculture, and technology.

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Total Books: 365
Agency
2018 - Agency (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781101986936
ISBN-10: 110198693X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Rambles in Europe in 1839 With Sketches of Prominent Surgeons Physicians Medical Schools Hospitals Literary Personages Scenery Etc
Archangel
2017 - Archangel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781631408755
ISBN-10: 1631408755
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
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Paris During the Commune
2017 - Paris During the Commune [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781331830474
ISBN-10: 1331830478
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Mona Lisa Overdrive
2017 - Mona Lisa Overdrive (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781473217423
ISBN-10: 1473217423
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Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century Religion Enlightenment and the Sexual Revolution
Neuromancer
2016 - Neuromancer [Penguin Galaxy] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780143111603
ISBN-10: 0143111604
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Religion A Poetical Essay
2016 - Religion a Poetical Essay [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781332771769
ISBN-10: 1332771769
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Year of Grace A History of the Ulster Revival of 1859
2016 - The Year of Grace a History of the Ulster Revival of 1859 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781332582792
ISBN-10: 1332582796
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Peripheral
2015 - The Peripheral (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780425276235
ISBN-10: 0425276236
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Institutes and Practice of Surgery Vol 2 Being Outlines of a Course of Lectures
2015 - Institutes and Practice of Surgery Vol 2 Being Outlines of a Course of Lectures [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781330388990
ISBN-10: 1330388992
Genre: Medical Books
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Poems of Many Years and Many Places
2015 - Poems of Many Years and Many Places [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781330567616
ISBN-10: 1330567617
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Reported Dangers to Navigation in the Pacific Ocean
2015 - Reported Dangers to Navigation in the Pacific Ocean (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781298908414
ISBN-10: 1298908418
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Valedictory Address to the Class of Medical Graduates of the University of Pennsylvania on the Third of April 1846
Count Zero
2015 - Count Zero [Sprawl Trilogy] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501281884
ISBN-10: 1501281887
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Farrier's New Guide Containing First the Anatomy of a Horse Secondly an Account of All the Diseases Incident to Horses With Their Signs Causes and Method of Cure
Letters to My Son Vol 3
2015 - Letters to My Son Vol 3 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781330010105
ISBN-10: 1330010108
Genre: Self-Help
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Letters to My Son Vol 1
2015 - Letters to My Son Vol 1 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781330021439
ISBN-10: 1330021436
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help
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Letters to My Son Vol 2
2015 - Letters to My Son Vol 2 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781330027400
ISBN-10: 133002740X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Oxford Handbook of the Modern British Sermon 1689-1901
2014 - The Oxford Handbook of the Modern British Sermon 1689-1901 [Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780198709770
ISBN-10: 0198709773
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Valedictory address to the class of medical graduates of the University of Pennsylvania on the third of April 1846 - Primary Source Edition
2014 - Neuromancer 30 Anos [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
2013 - Pais De Espias [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2012 - Zero History [Blue Ant, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
 
2010 - Zero History [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2010 - Letters to My Son [Volume 1] (Paperback)
2009 - Spook Country Grade 2 [Braille] (Paperback)
2009 - Spook Country [Bigend, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2007 - Spook Country [Bigend, Bk 2 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2007 - Art and Money in the Writings of Tobias Smollett [Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture] (Hardcover)
2005 - Pattern Recognition [Pattern Recognition aka Blue Ant aka Bigend, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
 
1998 - Neuromancien [French Edition] (Paperback)
1997 - Commercial and Industrial Statistics [MEI Structured Mathematics S.] (Paperback)
1997 - Idoru [Bridge, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1995 - Judge Dredd [Audio Cassette] (Audio Cassette)Audio Cassette
1994 - Church State and Society 1760-1850 [British History in Perspective] (Hardcover)
1987 - Count Zero [Sprawl, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
1986 - Alain-fournier Le Grand Meaulnes [CRITICAL GUIDES TO FRENCH TEXTS] (Paperback)Paperback
1972 - American Primitive [or John and Abigail] (Paperback)
Computing for College Writing [Revised Twelfth Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Two for the Seesaw [Acting Edition] (Paperback)
America's Wit [Civil War Wit] (Paperback)
Future Histories [Award-winning Science Fiction Writers Predict Twenty Tomorrows for Communications] (Paperback)
Neuromante - Tapa Dura [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
Conde Cero [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Mona Lisa Acelerada [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Luz VIrtual [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
Neuromante [Spanish Edition] (Other)Hardcover