William Gibson's feat of imagination, embodied by the seminal "cyberpunk" novel Neuromancer and subsequent sci-fi techno titles, was in presaging the Information Age and coining some of its language even as he remained a technological laggard who eschewed computers.
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Also Known As:
William Ford Gibson (full name)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth:
March 17, 1948
Place of Birth:
Conway, South Carolina
B.A., University of British Columbia, 1977
Hugo Award for Neuromancer, 1985; Nebula Award and Philip K. Dick Award for Neuromancer, 1984
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Neuromancer was followed by two volumes. In Count Zero, high-corporate commando Turner must save a biochip designer's technology and a cyberspace cowboy named Count Zero. The Count and his girlfriend are targets of an identity-stealing plot in Mona Lisa Overdrive.
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William Gibson, Bruce Sterling
Coauthored with Bruce Sterling, this work -- an offbeat departure that threw some Gibson fans for a loop -- re-imagines Victorian England with computers and other technologies.