William Gibson

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Neo-Pentecostal gangs in Brazil, driving out other faiths at gunpoint. A mob of 100 lawyers attacking a hospital in Pakistan to revenge themselves on violent doctors there. Anti-vaxxers, neo-Nazis and

Facebook’s plan for our post-web future

Let us connect some dots. Five years ago, Facebook acquired VR pioneers Oculus for $2 billion. This week, it snapped up neural-interface pioneers CTRL-Labs for somewhere north of $500 million, and ann

Barnes & Noble teeters in a post-text world

Barnes & Noble, that once proud anchor to many a suburban mall, is waning. It is not failing all at once, dropping like the savaged corpse of Toys “R” Us, but it also clear that its cu

Amazon is developing a TV show based on William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’

Amazon is developing a series based on William Gibson’s science fiction novel The Peripheral. Variety reports┬áthe series is being considered for a straight-to-series order, with Scott B. Smith

An excerpt from Eliot Peper’s cyberpunk novel Cumulus

Eliot Peper has been lauded as the heir to William Gibson’s throne. He is a writer and entrepreneur based in San Francisco and is latest book, Cumulus, has become an online hit. The energy of hi

HTC And Valve Have Cracked The VR Code

“I’ve been doing this for fifteen years,” I told HTC’s mild-mannered demo wrangler at MWC today. “And this is the first time I’ve been actually excited about a tech

An Interview With William Gibson, Author Of The Future

William Gibson didn’t invent the Web but he gave us the language we use to describe it. His original Sprawl trilogy defined the buzz of the dot-com days and led the futurist charge in media incl

An Excerpt From William Gibson’s The Peripheral

This is Chapter 17 of William Gibson’s new book, The Peripheral. This early chapter introduces us to one of the wildest characters, Conner, a wounded soldier who came back from an unnamed war mi

William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’ Is A Wild Ride Into The Future

If any writer defined our collective nerd future and made computing cool it was William Gibson. As accessible as Raymond Carver and imaginatively dark as Philip Pullman, Gibson made it easy to dip int

Listen Closely: Broadcastr Brings You An Audio Guide To The Whole Wide World

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-285790" title="broadcastr" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/broadcastr.png" alt="" width="400" height="105" />I'm a huge <a href="http://e

William Gibson's New Book Is Out Tomorrow. Are You Getting It?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/n351806.jpeg">While I haven't honestly enjoyed this latest set of books <i>as well</i> as I enjoyed the Sprawl and the Bridge trilogies,

William Gibson's "My Obsession"

Here’s some Friday afternoon reading for you all — the classic 1999 treatise on eBay and the collectors impulse. In it Gibson describes is obsession with watches on eBay and talks about th