William Gibson Biography
William Gibson was born in South Carolina in 1948. He coined the term cyberspace in the early 1980s and was one of the founding authors of the cyberpunk movement in science-fiction writing with his ground-breaking first novel Neuromancer, which in 1984 predicted the birth of the internet. The film Johnny Mneumonic was based on his short story, and he also wrote the screenplay. Hes since written eight more critically-acclaimed novels most recently Zero History, which rounds out the Blue Ant trilogy, writing which he describes as "speculative fiction of the very recent past" and more than 20 short stories. Gibson also contributes an occasional op-ed and long-form piece to the New York Times, Wired, Rolling Stone and other outlets. He moved to Canada in the late 1960s and lives today in Vancouver, B.C with his wife.
This biography was last updated on 12/04/2010.
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