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Cyberpunk Writers: Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, John Shirley, Rudy Rucker, Charles Stross Books LLC

Cyberpunk Writers: Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, John Shirley, Rudy Rucker, Charles Stross

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Published July 26th 2011
ISBN : 9781157417880
Paperback
100 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, Istv n Cs. Bartos,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, Istv n Cs. Bartos, Charles Stross, John Shirley, Rudy Rucker, Lewis Shiner, Fran Ilich, Richard Kadrey, Bruce Bethke, Tom Maddox, Lisa Mason, Jeu Azarru. Excerpt: William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist who has been called the noir prophet of the cyberpunk subgenre. Gibson coined the term cyberspace in his short story Burning Chrome (1982) 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 World Wide 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 evaded 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. Gibsons 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 Gibsons reputation has remained associated with Neuromancer, his wo...