before the world wide web,
before always-on GPS,
before titanium implants,
before Alexa, Cortana, and Siri,
before the computer in your pocket was more powerful than the one that sent astronauts to the moon,
there was cyberpunk.
And science fiction was never the same.
Cyberpunk writers—serious, smart, and courageous in the face of change—exposed the naiveté of a society rushing headlong into technological unknowns. Technology could not save us, they argued, and it might in fact ruin us.
Now, thirty years after The Movement party-crashed the scene, the cyberpunk reality has largely come to be.
The future they imagined is here.
With an introduction by Victoria Blake and stories by: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Jonathan Lethem, Kim Stanley Robinson, David Marusek, Benjamin Parzybok, Cat Rambo, Paul Tremblay, Pat Cadigan, Gwyneth Jones, Mark Teppo, Greg Bear, Lewis Shiner, Rudy Rucker, James Patrick Kelly, John Shirley, Daniel H. Wilson, Paul Di Filippo, and Cory Doctorow.
Welcome to your cyberpunk world.
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About the Author
William Gibson is an American & Canadian speculative fiction writer widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk. Gibson notably coined the term "cyberspace" in his short story "Burning Chrome" and later popularized the concept in his acclaimed debut novel Neuromancer . In later works—like Pattern Recognition and Count Zero—he gradually moved away from science fiction and futuristic work, instead writing about the strange contemporary world we inhabit.
Hometown:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth:March 17, 1948
Place of Birth:Conway, South Carolina
Education:B.A., University of British Columbia, 1977