This is so awesome…an hour-long radio interview with the great William Gibson, legendary futurist and author of NEUROMANCER, VIRTUAL LIGHT, IDORU, PATTERN RECOGNITION, et. al.

http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/shows/northwest-passages-william-gibson/

Ever since I read NEUROMANCER in a college sci-fi class back in ’88, William Gibson has been one of my literary heroes. I never miss his books, and I always learn from them how to be a better writer. How he manages to predict the future so accurately and deliver this in such compelling, nail-biting narratives is absolutely amazing to me.  This is the man who coined the term “cyberspace.” As you can imagine, he’s got a lot of fascinating things to say about society, technology, and how the two interact to create the Present and the Future. The ways in which emerging technology drives social change is a primary theme of his works. He always leaves me on the edge of my seat and waiting for his next novel.

His latest novel, ZERO HISTORY, is now in stores. I just ordered my own copy from Amazon.com  http://www.amazon.com/Zero-History-William-Gibson/dp/0399156828/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1284525671&sr=8-1

Cannot wait to read it…

Peace,

John