William Gibson

WILLIAM GIBSON burst into public awareness in 1984 with Neuromancer, the first novel ever to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award. That novel launched the cyberpunk generation, and established him as a cultural icon. His many titles include Mona Lisa Overdrive, Idoru, and Pattern Recognition. His new novel, Spook Country (Penguin), reflects his conviction that “science fiction’s best use today is the exploration of contemporary reality rather than any attempt to predict where we are going.” Although he remains an American citizen, Gibson has lived in Canada since the 1960s, and makes his home now in Vancouver.