‘In terms of influence he is probably the most important novelist of the past two decades’ Steven Poole, Guardian
American-born William Gibson is one of the most acclaimed and successful writers of the last twenty years. He coined the phrase "cyberspace" and developed the concept in his bestselling first novel Neuromancer, creating an iconography for the Information Age long before widespread use of the Internet. Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive completed his first trilogy. He has written six further novels, moving gradually away from science fiction and futuristic work, instead writing about the strange contemporary world we inhabit.
Gibson will be talking about his life and work, and in particular his new book Zero History, which is set largely in London and captures the paranoia and fear of our post-Crash times.
Doors open at 6.15pm. The event will begin at 7.00pm and finish at 8.30pm
Official Website: http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/william-gibson-on-zero-history
Added by intelligence.squared on July 28, 2010