13 February 2009

Hollis Can You Hear Me?: Bill Gibson's blog ramping up fiction entries

Any fan of what is sometimes called "speculative fiction" should check out the recent entries on William Gibson's blog. There are a growing number of snippets from what appears to be a novel in progress. The characters are from the fantastic novel Pattern Recognition, and some reference is made to the events in that book. It's possible these are just random sketches, of course, but in my book anything by Gibson is worth checking out.

WG has been an astute observer of our culture over the last 25 years, and the books keep getting better. As the future of Neuromancer, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive continues to morph into the present, he seems to be consistently a step or two ahead of things. His books are eerily prescient (and a lot more fun than Alvin Toffler).

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